Jim Sladky

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Jim Sladky
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1947-03-16) March 16, 1947 (age 70)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Partner Judy Schwomeyer
Former coach Ron Ludington
Skating club Genesee FSC

Jim Sladky (born March 16, 1947) is an American former competitive ice dancer. He competed with partner Judy Schwomeyer. They were five time (1968–1972) U.S. national champions.[1] They are the 1970 World silver medalists and the 1969 & 1971-1972 World bronze medalists.[2]

With coach Ron Ludington, Schwomeyer & Sladky created the Yankee Polka compulsory dance.[3] They first performed it as a competitive program in 1969.

Following their retirement from competitive skating, Schwomeyer & Sladky skated professionally. He and Schwomeyer later married and were divorced 19 years later.[4] They were inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1991.


(with Judy Schwomeyer)

Event 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
World Championships 8th 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd
North American Championships 3rd 2nd 1st
U.S. Championships 6th 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ "Past U.S. Champions - Senior" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-09.  (123 KiB)
  2. ^ "ISU Official Results: World Figure Skating Championships - Dance" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Day 1". International Skating Union. 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  4. ^ Elliott, Helene (2002-01-07). "In Long Run, Little Things Remain". L.A. Times. Retrieved 2009-03-08.