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Reid Patterson

Full name: Logan Reid Patterson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: July 2, 1932 in Pineville, Kentucky, United States
Died: January 15, 2014
Affiliations: Georgia Bulldogs, Athens (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming


Reid Patterson swam for the University of Georgia, where he won the 1953 NCAA title in the 100 yard freestyle, also winning the AAU title in that event indoors in 1953. He also won eight Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles and set six SEC records. Patterson swam in the 1956 Olympics while on leave from the US Navy. He later coached swimming at Tulane University from 1964-72 and coached age-group swimmers at Metairie (Louisiana) YMCA, before coaching at the Knoxville West Side YMCA from 1973-74. Patterson served as an official at Tennessee’s home swim meets starting in 1973. Patterson is a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, inducted in 1984, and the University of Georgia Circle of Honor, to which he was named in 1997.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 4

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Swimming United States Final 4 57.2
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 Q 57.1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 Q/OR 56.8
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