|Full name||Lindsay Dianne Benko|
|National team||United States|
November 29, 1976 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||163 lb (74 kg)|
|Club||Trojan Swim Club|
|College team||University of Southern California|
Lindsay Dianne Benko (born November 29, 1976), also known by her married name as Lindsay Mintenko, is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder. She represented the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics. She held the short-course world record in the 400-meter freestyle (at 3:59.53) for nearly three years from January 2003 to December 2005.
At the 2000 Olympics, she was a member of the USA's gold-medal-winning 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Four years later, at the 2004 Olympics, she earned gold swimming in the heats of the 4×200 m freestyle relay and silver swimming the heats of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (women)
- List of University of Southern California people
- List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (women)
- World record progression 200 metres freestyle
- World record progression 400 metres freestyle
- Lindsay Benko, Paige Francis named Swimming assistant coaches. Published by the Pac-10 Conference on 2005-07-06, retrieved 2012-03-27.
- Women's 400 Free results (finals) from the 2003-04 World Cup meet in Berlin. Published by Omega Timing on 2003-01-26, retrieved 2012-03-27.
- "ESPN Sydney Swimming". Retrieved 2009-03-14.
- Benko's entry from sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- "2004 Olympic Games swimming results". CNN. Retrieved 2007-07-22.
- "7th FINA World Championships - 25m Indianapolis 2004" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
- Canadian champion Mike Mintenko retires. Published by SwimNews on 2005-11-11, retrieved 2012-03-27.
- Anderson, Anthony (10 August 2008). "Local Sports: Lindsay Mintenko enjoys new Olympic role". The Elkhart Truth. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
In high school for Elkhart Central, she was the first swimmer in IHSAA history to sweep two individual events all four years while piling up All-American honors.
|Women's 400-meter freestyle
world record-holder (short course)
January 26, 2003 – December 10, 2005