Paul Hait

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Paul Hait
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Bennett, Hait, Clark and Gillanders after breaking 4×100-meter world record in 1960 Olympic heats
Personal information
Full name Paul William Hait
National team  United States
Born (1940-05-25) May 25, 1940 (age 77)
Pasadena, California
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Santa Clara Swim Club
College team Stanford University

Paul William Hait (born May 25, 1940) is an American former competition swimmer and breaststroke specialist who is an Olympic champion and former world record-holder.

Hait won a gold medal in the 4×100 m medley relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where he swam in the preliminary heats (with Steve Clark, Bob Bennett and Dave Gillanders) and in the final (with Frank McKinney, Lance Larson and Jeff Farrell), breaking the world record in both the heats and the finals. Individually, he finished eighth in the men's 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:41.4.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Paul Hait – Olympic athlete profile at