Susanne Jean ATWOOD

United States of America
TeamUnited States of America
Olympic Medals
Games Participations2
First Olympic GamesMexico City 1968
Year of Birth1953


Susie Atwood made her Olympic début in 1968 when she was eliminated in the heats of the 200m backstroke. In 1972 she improved to take two backstroke medals and competed in the heats of the medley relay. She won a total of 18 AAU titles and set 12 American and four world records in the 200m backstroke and 400m medley relay. Atwood attended both Long Beach City College and the University of Hawaii, but finally graduated from Whittier College in 1977 with a physical education degree. From 1977 to 1980 she was the women’s swim coach at Ohio State, but later worked in public relations and promotions with Arena USA.

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