Leo Goodwin (swimmer)

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Leo Goodwin
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Goodwin circa 1912
Personal information
Full name Leo Joseph Goodwin
Nickname(s) "Budd"
National team  United States
Born (1883-11-13)November 13, 1883
New York, New York
Died May 25, 1957(1957-05-25) (aged 73)
New York, New York
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, water polo
Club New York Athletic Club

Leo Joseph Goodwin (November 13, 1883 – May 25, 1957) was an American competition swimmer, diver, and water polo player who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics and the 1908 Summer Olympics. He was able to win medals in swimming and diving as well as in water polo.

He was born on November 13, 1883 in New York City. At the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition he set the outdoor record in San Francisco Bay by swimming 3.5 miles in 1 hour and 38 minutes. He won by 200 yards. He died on May 25, 1957 in New York.

He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1971.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Budd Goodwin. Retrieved March 17, 2015.

External links[edit]

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