Patty Caretto

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Patty Caretto
Personal information
Full name Patricia Serena Caretto
Nickname(s) "Patty"
National team  United States
Born (1953-01-04) January 4, 1953 (age 63)
Los Angeles, California
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight 123 lb (56 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Phillips 66

Patricia Sarena Caretto (born January 4, 1951), also known by her married name Patricia Brown, is an American former competition swimmer and former world record-holder in two distance freestyle events. Caretto competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City as a 17-year-old, and placed fifth in the final of the women's 800-meter freestyle.[1] She is a former world record holder in the women's 800-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle, having set world records in those events on eight occasions.[2]

Caretto was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1987.[2]

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  1. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Women's 800 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  2. ^ a b International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Patty Caretto (USA). Retrieved September 7, 2015.

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Preceded by
Carolyn House
Women's 800-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

July 30, 1964 – September 28, 1964
Succeeded by
Sharon Finneran
Preceded by
Carolyn House
Women's 1,500-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

July 30, 1964 – July 9, 1967
Succeeded by
Debbie Meyer