Paul Samson (water polo)

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Paul Samson
Personal information
Full name Paul Curkeet Samson
National team  United States
Born (1905-06-12)June 12, 1905
Emporia, Kansas
Died February 10, 1982(1982-02-10) (aged 76)
Oakland, California
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, water polo
Club Illinois Athletic Club
College team University of Michigan

Paul Curkeet Samson (June 12, 1905 – February 10, 1982) was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[1] Samson swam for the first-place U.S. team in the qualifying heats of the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay.[1][2] Because he did not swim in the relay event final he was not eligible to receive a medal under the 1928 Olympic rules. He was also a member of the fourth-place U.S. water polo team.[1]

Samson was born in Emporia, Kansas.[1] He enrolled in the University of Michigan and swam for the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. In 1927, he won the NCAA national championships in the 220-yard freestyle (2:26.6) and the 440-yard freestyle (5:28.7).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Paul Samson. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  3. ^, Sports History, NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Champions Archived 2002-02-23 at the Library of Congress. Retrieved March 23, 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Paul Samson – Olympic athlete profile at