Olive McKean

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Olive McKean
Personal information
Full name Mary Olive McKean
National team  United States
Born (1915-08-10)August 10, 1915
Chehalis, Washington
Died March 31, 2006(2006-03-31) (aged 90)
Troutdale, Oregon
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Washington Athletic Club

Mary Olive McKean (August 10, 1915 – March 31, 2006), also known by her married name Olive Mucha, was an American competition swimmer and swimming coach.

McKean represented the United States at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. She won a bronze medal as a member of the third-place U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Individually, she also finished sixth overall in the women's 100-meter freestyle.

During the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, she served as the assistant manager for the U.S. swimming team. She also worked as the aquatics director of the Multnomah Athletics Club, and was the first woman selected to be the president of the Oregon Amateur Athletic Union.

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External links[edit]

  • Olive McKean – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com