|Full name||Joan Arlene Spillane|
|National team||United States|
January 31, 1943 |
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||139 lb (63 kg)|
|Club||Houston Dad's Club|
Joan Arlene Spillane (born January 31, 1943) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
Spillane competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where she received a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with teammates Molly Botkin, Shirley Stobs and Chris von Saltza. She, Botkin, Stobs and Saltza set a new world record in the 4×100-meter freestyle of 4:08.9. Spillane also swam the freestyle leg for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women's 4×100-meter medley relay, but she was ineligible for a medal under the 1960 international swimming rules because she did not swim in the event final.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (women)
- List of University of Michigan alumni
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay
- Joan Spillane – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
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