Marilee Stepan

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Marilee Stepan
Marilee Stepan 1952.jpg
Stepan in 1952
Personal information
Full name Mary Louise Stepan
Nickname(s) "Marilee"
National team  United States
Born (1935-02-02) February 2, 1935 (age 82)
Chicago, Illinois
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Lake Shore Athletic Club

Mary Louise Stepan (born February 2, 1935) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. As a 17-year-old, Stepan represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.[1] She received a bronze medal as a member of the third-place U.S. team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with teammates Jackie LaVine, Jody Alderson and Evelyn Kawamoto.[1][2] Individually, Stepan also competed in the women's 100-meter freestyle, advanced to the event final, and finished seventh overall with a time of 1:08.0.[1][3]

Stepan later married Richard Wehman and had four children.[4] She was formerly a member of the United States Olympic Committee.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Marilee Stepan. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  3. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games, Women's 100 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "For the Love of Sports, Education and the North Shore," (2009). Retrieved November 26, 2012.