Jack Taylor (swimmer)

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Jack Taylor
Personal information
Full name Jack George Neil Taylor
National team United States
Born (1931-01-31)January 31, 1931
Akron, Ohio
Died May 30, 1955(1955-05-30) (aged 24)
near Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
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.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ OhioStateBuckeyes.com, Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame Archived 2012-10-06 on WebCite. Retrieved October 4, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Jack Taylor – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com