Wayne Moore (swimmer)

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Wayne Moore
Personal information
Full name Wayne Richard Moore
National team  United States
Born (1931-11-20)November 20, 1931
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Died February 20, 2015(2015-02-20) (aged 83)
Trumbull, Connecticut
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club New Haven Swim Club
College team Yale University

Wayne Richard Moore (November 20, 1931 – February 20, 2015) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Moore represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, where he won a gold medal in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay with U.S. teammates Bill Woolsey, Ford Konno and Jimmy McLane.[1] Individually, Moore also competed in the men's 400-meter freestyle at the 1952 Olympics, finishing in sixth place in the event final.[2]

Moore was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1931, the son of Richard F. and Mary S. Moore. He was a 1945 graduate of Warren Harding High School, and graduated from Yale University in 1953 with a degree in economics. Swimming for the Yale Bulldogs under coach Bob Kiphuth, Moore won NCAA titles in the 220-yard freestyle in 1952 and 440-yard freestyle in 1953.[3] After college, Moore was drafted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.

Moore died February 20, 2015; he was 83 years old.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games, Men's 4×200 metres Freestyle Relay Final. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games, Men's 400 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  3. ^ "NCAA Championships (1883-1956)," The Ivy League. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Wayne Moore: Obituary," The Connecticut Post (February 25, 2015). Retrieved February 26, 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Wayne Moore – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com