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Ray Ruddy

Full name: Raymond Maurice "Ray" Ruddy
Gender: Male
Born: August 31, 1911 in New York, New York, United States
Died: December 4, 1938 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming, Water Polo

Related Olympians: Son of Joe Ruddy; Cousin of Stephen Ruddy.

Biography

Ray Ruddy competed as a swimmer at the 1928 Olympics and on the water polo team at the 1936 Olympics. He competed for the New York Athletic Club and Columbia University. While at Columbia, Ruddy won the 1930 NCAA title in the 400 yard freestyle. As a water poloist he played on winning New York AC teams at the AAU outdoors in 1931 and 1933-35 and indoors in 1931 and 1935-36. In the variant American form of softball water polo, he helped the NYAC win titles at the AAU Championships both indoors and outdoors in 1934-36 and 1938. Ruddy’s father, [Joe Ruddy], swam and played water polo at the 1904 Olympics, while his cousin, [Stephen Ruddy], swam breaststroke at the 1920 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 6
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle United States USA 4
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 9T

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1936-08-09 USA 2, URU 1 1
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #6 2 1936-08-10 BEL 4, USA 3 0

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Swimming United States Final 6 5:25.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 5:20.6
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 2 QU 5:26.4

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Swimming United States Final 4 21:05.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 21:31.2
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 22:12.0
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