Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Bowen Stassforth joined the US Navy in August 1944 while still in high school. After the war ended he enrolled at the University of Iowa where he was an 8-time All-American. In 1949 he helped Iowa win the 3x100 medley relay at the NCAA Championships, swimming the lead-off leg. Stassforth competed at the 1951 Pan American Games, winning a bronze medal in the 200 breaststroke and a gold with the US medley relay team. He was inducted into the University of Iowa Hall of Fame in 1996.
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Swimming||Men's 200 metres Breaststroke||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Swimming||United States||Final||2||2:34.7|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Swimming||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||3||Q||2:38.7|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Swimming||United States||Round One||Heat Four||1||Q||2:39.3|