|Full name||Shelley Isabel Mann|
|National team||United States|
|Born||October 15, 1937
New York, New York
|Died||March 24, 2005(aged 67)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||134 lb (61 kg)|
|Club||Walter Reed Swim Club|
Shelley Isabel Mann (October 15, 1937 – March 24, 2005) was an American competition swimmer and Olympic medalist at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia where she won the gold medal in the women's 100-meter butterfly event, and was a member of the runner-up U.S. team that won the silver medal for the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay.
A member of the Walter Reed Swim Club, arguably the most prolific women's swim team of the 1950s, she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "honor swimmer" in 1966, and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.
- "At the age of five she had polio. … Her parents took her daily to a swimming pool where they hoped the water would help hold her arms up as she tried to use them again. When she could lift her arm out of the water with her own power, she cried for joy. Then her goal was to swim the width of the pool, then the length, then several lengths. She kept on trying, swimming, enduring, day after day after day, until she won the gold medal for the butterfly stroke—one of the most difficult of all swimming strokes." (Marvin J. Ashton, April 1975 General Conference Report)
- International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Shelley Mann (USA). Retrieved April 11, 2015.
- Shelley Mann – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
- Shelley Mann (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
- Mention of Shelley Mann's death
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