Ross Wales

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Ross Wales
Personal information
Full name Ross Elliott Wales
National team United States
Born (1947-10-17) October 17, 1947 (age 70)
Youngstown, Ohio
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Princeton Aquatic Association
College team Princeton University

Ross Elliott Wales (born October 17, 1947) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic Games medalist. He represented the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, where he received a bronze medal in the men's 100-meter butterfly, finishing behind compatriots Doug Russell and Mark Spitz.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games: Men's 100 metres butterfly". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Ross Wales – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Ross Wales (USA) – Honor Contributor profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame