Jack Taylor (swimmer)
|Full name||Jack George Neil Taylor|
|National team||United States|
January 31, 1931|
|Died||May 30, 1955
near Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba
|College team||Ohio State University|
Jack George Neil Taylor (January 31, 1931 – May 30, 1955) was an American competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, as a 21-year-old, he received a bronze medal for his third-place finish in the event final of the men's 100-meter backstroke.
Taylor was born in Akron, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University, where he swam for the Ohio State Buckeyes swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1950 to 1952. He later became a naval aviator in the United States Navy; he died practicing aircraft carrier landings near Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba at the age of 24.
He is a member of Ohio State University's sports hall of fame.
- Jack Taylor – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
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