Joan Rosazza

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Joan Rosazza
Personal information
Full name Joan Ann Rosazza
National team  United States
Born (1937-05-19) May 19, 1937 (age 80)
Torrington, Connecticut
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Lafayette Swim Club
College team Purdue University

Joan Ann Rosazza (born May 19, 1937) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. She represented the United States as a 19-year-old at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, where she won a silver medal in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay with Sylvia Ruuska, Shelley Mann and Nancy Simons.[1] Individually, she also competed in the women's 100-meter freestyle at the Olympics and finished fourth in the final.

Rosazza graduated from Purdue University in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in education. She later attended Boston College, where she earned a master's degree.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 

External links[edit]

  • Joan Rosazza – Olympic athlete profile at