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Gordon Chalmers

Full name: Gordon Hall Chalmers
Nickname(s): Slim
Gender: Male
Born: February 24, 1911 in Cranford, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 18, 2000 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: Newark Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Husband of Josephine McKim.


Gordon Chalmers attended Franklin & Marshall College (’35) where he was on the soccer and swim teams for four years. Chalmers was AAU champion indoors in the 150 yard backstroke in 1933. He later became a swim coach, at West Point, and then became Athletic Director at Iowa State, and then Indiana State. Chalmers served as President of the National Swimming Coaches Association, President of the US Gymnastics Federation, and was on the Board of Directors of the US Olympic Committee.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 4 h1 r2/3

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 4 1:11.6
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 2 Q 1:17.2
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