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Nancy Swider-Peltz

Full name: Nancy Louise Swider-Peltz
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: August 20, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Wheaton
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Mother of Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jr..

Biography

A good athlete in several sports, Nancy Swider-Peltz ran track in high school and then swam in college at Wheaton. Swider-Peltz had a long career in speed skating, competing at three Winter Olympics and in international meets for many years. Her best international tournament was the 1976 World Sprints, where she finished fifth. She also competed at the World Championships in 1976-78, 1980, and 1983-84. On 13 March 1976, Swider-Peltz set a world record of 4:40.85 for 3,000 metres at Inzell, West Germany. She is a member of the National Speed Skating Hall of Fame. Her daughter, Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jr., has competed internationally in speed skating since 2001 and has made the 2010 Winter Olympic team for the United States.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.39 (2002); 1000 – 1:23.32 (2002); 1500 – 2:08.67 (1998); 3000 – 4:31.99 (1988); 5000 – 7:48.60 (2002).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 7
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 18
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 10
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 24
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres United States USA 22

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 24 1:24.81 19.77 51.15

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 18 2:13.74 29.97 1:02.17 1:36.99

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 7 4:48.46 20.69 57.04 1:34.15 2:12.27 2:51.13 3:30.23 4:09.46
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 10 4:40.10 21.22 55.90 1:31.79 2:08.50 2:45.53 3:22.80 4:01.00

Women's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 22 7:52.12 21.38 56.59 1:32.95 2:09.45 2:46.01 3:23.10 4:00.10 4:37.51 5:15.48 5:54.52 6:33.99 7:13.35
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