Bill Craig (swimmer)

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William Craig
Personal information
Full name William Norval Craig
Nickname(s) "Bill"
National team United States
Born (1945-01-16)January 16, 1945
Culver City, California
Died January 1, 2017(2017-01-01) (aged 71)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
College team University of Southern California

William Norval Craig (January 16, 1945 – January 1, 2017)[1] was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and world record-holder. He represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he won a gold medal as swimming the breaststroke leg for the first-place U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. Craig and his teammates Thompson Mann (backstroke), Fred Schmidt (butterfly) and Steve Clark (freestyle) set a new medley relay world record of 3:58.4.[2] Craig attended the University of Southern California (USC), where he swam for the USC Trojans swimming and diving team.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bill Craig's obituary
  2. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Swimming" (Retrieved on April 29, 2008)
  3. ^ USC OLYMPIANS: 1904-2008, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 26, 2008.

External links[edit]

  • Bill Craig – Olympic athlete profile at