Mary T. Meagher

In 1981, renowned American swimmer and Olympic athlete, Mary T. established two world records in competitive swimming at the U.S. Swimming National Championships – both in the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly. Her phenomenal, record-setting performances would stand for nearly two decades. Mary T. won gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles for her personal performances in the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly, as well as the butterfly leg of the 4×100-meter medley relay. Swimming World Magazine named her the female World Swimmer of the Year in both 1981 and 1985. Nicknamed “Madame Butterfly,” Mary T. began her swimming career at the Lakeside Swim Club in Louisville. At 14, she won her first national competition and went on to win 24 national titles. Mary T. was elected to the International swimming Hall of fame in 1993. For more information about Mary T., click here.

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