Full name: Albert Marcus Wiggins, Jr.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: May 27, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 1, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus (USA)
Country: United States
Al Wiggins was a versatile swimmer who was the first swimmer to win AAU championships in three strokes – butterfly, backstroke, and freestyle. He attended Ohio State where his coach, Mike Peppe, also the 1952 Olympic coach, to call him the "greatest all-around swimmer I ever coached." During his career Wiggins set four world records in the 100-metre and 100-yard butterfly and won eight AAU Titles in the three strokes mentioned. He also won three NCAA Championships in the 1954 150-yard IM, 200-yard IM and the 400-yard IM. He also won six Big Ten Championships. After college, Wiggins attended Harvard Law School, and then returned to his native Pittsburgh to join Reed Smith Shaw & McClay. He left that group in 1983 and formed his own firm with his second wife, focusing on tax and estate law. He continued to swim throughout his life for exercise and recreation.
|1956 Summer||21||Melbourne||Swimming||Men's 100 metres Backstroke||United States||USA||7|