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Brenda Helser

Full name: Brenda Mersereau Helser (-de Morelos)
Gender: Female
Born: May 26, 1926 in San Francisco, California, United States
Title: Countess de Morelos
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In addition to helping set a world record in the freestyle relay at the 1948 Games, Brenda Heiser swam in both the freestyle individual events. In the 100m she was eliminated in the semi-finals and in the 400m she placed fifth in the final. Having won the first of her eight AAU titles in 1940, and having qualified for the at year’s Olympic team, which did not compete, Brenda Heiser was one of the veterans on the women’s swim team at the London Olympics. In the early part of her career she represented the Multnomah AC in Portland, Oregon, but later swam for the Los Angeles AC. She later became, by marriage, the Countess de Morelos.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 8 h2 r2/3
1948 Summer 22 London Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 5
1948 Summer 22 London Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 22 London Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 8 1:10.0
1948 Summer 22 London Swimming United States Round One Heat One 3 QC 1:09.0

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 22 London Swimming United States Final 5 5:26.0
1948 Summer 22 London Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 5:28.1
1948 Summer 22 London Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1T QU 5:30.0

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 22 London Swimming United States USA Final 1 OR 4:29.2
1948 Summer 22 London Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:34.1