Suzanne Zimmerman

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Suzanne Zimmerman
Personal information
Full name Suzanne Winona Zimmerman
National team  United States
Born (1925-07-13) July 13, 1925 (age 91)
Portland, Oregon
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club Multnomah Athletic Club

Suzanne Winona Zimmerman (born July 13, 1925), also known by her married name Suzanne Edwards, is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, Zimmerman received a silver medal for her second-place finish in the women's 100-meter backstroke behind gold medal-winner Karen Harup of Denmark.

Zimmerman was born in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in Oregon, her swim coach was International Swimming Hall of Fame member Jack Cody. Along with fellow 1948 Olympians Brenda Helser and Nancy Merki, Zimmerman was part of the Multnomah Athletic Club team dubbed "Cody's Kids" that from 1939 to 1948, which won 58 individual national swimming titles and three national team swimming championships.[1] She is a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.

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  1. ^ Schneidermann, Floyd (August 19, 1990). "Swimmers Reunited at Coach's Induction into State Sports Hall". The Oregonian. 

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