Susan Shields

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Susan Shields
Personal information
Full name Susanne Marie Shields
Nickname(s) "Susan"
National team  United States
Born (1952-02-03) February 3, 1952 (age 63)
Erie, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 132 lb (60 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Plantation Swim Club

Susanne Marie Shields (born February 3, 1952), also known by her married name Susan White, is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. She represented the United States as a 16-year-old at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, where she received a bronze medal for her third-place performance in the women's 100-meter butterfly, finishing behind Australian Lyn McClements and fellow American Ellie Daniel.[1][2]

Shields was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, but moved to Louisville, Kentucky with her family at a young age.[2] She retired from competition swimming after graduating from high school.[2] She later earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Louisville, and has worked as a teacher and swim coach.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^, Olympics Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Women's 100 metres butterfly. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Margaret Farnham, "Olympic memories are preserved in bronze," Toledo Blade, pp. G1 & G2 (August 21, 1988). Retrieved October 14, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Susan Shields – Olympic athlete profile at