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Jimmy McLane

First swimming into the spotlight as a national AAU junior long distance performer for the Firestone Aquatic Club in 1944, McLane established a record of 1:08.8 for the three-mile course. He was selected by the New York Times national sports award committee as the outstanding swimmer of 1946 while at Yale University. In the 1948 Olympics he won the 1,500-meter freestyle and was second in the 400-meter freestyle. In the 1952 Olympics he swam anchor on the winning U.S. 800-meter relay team.

Inducted 1958 | Swimming