Joan Spillane

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Joan Spillane
Personal information
Full name Joan Arlene Spillane
National team  United States
Born (1943-01-31) January 31, 1943 (age 74)
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 139 lb (63 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
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.[1]

Spillane attended the University of Michigan.[2]

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  • Joan Spillane – Olympic athlete profile at