Kim Linehan

Kimberly Ann Linehan born December 11, 1962 is an American former competition swimmer, world champion, and former world record-holder

At the 1978 World Aquatics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Linehan won bronze medals with third-place finishes in the 400-meter and 800-meter freestyle events Linehan won a gold medal by placing first in the 800-meter freestyle at the 1982 World Aquatics Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, she finished fourth in the women's 400-meter freestyle She set the 400-meter freestyle world record long course in 1978, and held the 1,500-meter freestyle world record long course from 1979 to 1987

She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1997, and the University of Texas Women's Athletics Hall of Honor in 2008

See also

  • List of University of Texas at Austin alumni
  • List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming women
  • World record progression 400 metres freestyle
  • World record progression 1500 metres freestyle


  1. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Kim Linehan USA Retrieved April 11, 2015
  2. ^ TexasSportscom, Hall of Honor, Kim Linehan Retrieved November 15, 2012

External links

  • Kim Linehan – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Referencecom
  • Kim Linehan USA – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame

Preceded by
Tracey Wickham
Women's 1,500-meter freestyle
world record-holder long course

August 19, 1979 – July 31, 1987
Succeeded by
Janet Evans
Preceded by
Petra Thümer
Women's 400-meter freestyle
world record-holder long course

August 2, 1978 – August 24, 1978
Succeeded by
Tracey Wickham

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