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Jack Nelson (coach)

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Personal information
Full name Jack Weyman Nelson
National team 23x15px United States
Born (1931-11-08)November 8, 1931
Chickamauga, Georgia
Died November 5, 2014(2014-11-05) (aged 82)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club North Carolina Athletic Club
College team University of Miami

Jack Weyman Nelson (November 8, 1931 – November 5, 2014) was an American competition swimmer and swimming coach. He represented the United States at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, and competed in the men's 200-meter butterfly, finishing fourth in the event final. He later served as the head coach for the U.S. Olympic women's swim team at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec.[1]

Nelson was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Coach" in 1994, and the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2009.[2][3]

Nelson died on November 5, 2014, of complications from Alzheimer's disease; he was 82.[4]

See also


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Jack Nelson. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  2. International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Jack Nelson (USA). Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  3. American Swimming Coaches Association, The ASCA Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 1, 2012.

External links

  • Jack Nelson – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Jack Nelson (USA) – Honor Coach profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame

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