Full name: Nancy Louise Swider-Peltz
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: August 20, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Country: United States
Sport: Speed Skating
Related Olympians: Mother of Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jr..
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 â 42.39 (2002); 1000 â 1:23.32 (2002); 1500 â 2:08.67 (1998); 3000 â 4:31.99 (1988); 5000 â 7:48.60 (2002).
|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|
|1988 Winter||31||Calgary||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||24||1:24.81||19.77||51.15|
|1984 Winter||27||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||18||2:13.74||29.97||1:02.17||1:36.99|
|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|
|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|