Kathy Ellis

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Kathy Ellis
Personal information
Full name Kathleen Ellis
Nickname(s) "Kathy"
National team United States
Born (1946-11-28) November 28, 1946 (age 70)
Trenton, New Jersey
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
Club Riviera Club

Kathleen Ellis (born November 28, 1946) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three events.

Ellis represented the United States as a 17-year-old at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. She won two gold medals as a member of the winning U.S. teams in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay and women's 4×100-meter medley relay. Individually, she also received two bronze medals for her third-place finishes in the women's 100-meter freestyle and women's 100-meter butterfly events.[1]

Ellis was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1991.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Kathy Ellis. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  2. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Kathy Ellis (USA). Retrieved March 16, 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Kathy Ellis – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
  • Kathy Ellis (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame