Kim Linehan

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Kim Linehan
Personal information
Full nameKimberly Ann Linehan
National teamUnited States
Born (1962-12-11) December 11, 1962 (age 56)
Bronxville, New York
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight126 lb (57 kg)
College teamUniversity of Texas

Kimberly Ann Linehan (born December 11, 1962) is an American former competition swimmer, world champion, and former world record-holder.

At the 1978 World Aquatics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Linehan won bronze medals with third-place finishes in the 400-meter and 800-meter freestyle events. Linehan won a gold medal by placing first in the 800-meter freestyle at the 1982 World Aquatics Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, she finished fourth in the women's 400-meter freestyle. She set the 400-meter freestyle world record (long course) in 1978, and held the 1,500-meter freestyle world record (long course) from 1979 to 1987.

She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1997, and the University of Texas Women's Athletics Hall of Honor in 2008.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Kim Linehan (USA). Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  2. ^, Hall of Honor, Kim Linehan. Retrieved November 15, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kim Linehan". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  • Kim Linehan (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame

Preceded by
Tracey Wickham
Women's 1,500-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

August 19, 1979 – July 31, 1987
Succeeded by
Janet Evans
Preceded by
Petra Thümer
Women's 400-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

August 2, 1978 – August 24, 1978
Succeeded by
Tracey Wickham