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Donnalee Wennerstrom

Full name: Donnalee Wennerstrom (-Carlson)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: June 30, 1960 in Santa Monica, California, United States
Affiliations: West Valley Swim Team
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Donnalee Wennerstrom was a tremendous all-around swimmer. She won a gold medal in the 200 metre backstroke at the 1975 Pan American Games, and made the 1976 Olympic team in the 200 butterfly and 400 IM. Wennerstrom competed at Montréal while a high school sophomore at Chatsworth High School in California. She competed for the West Valley Swim Club, and later attended UCLA. While at UCLA, Wennerstrom met her husband, Joseph Carlson, who was a rower at the school. Their daughter, Kristen Carlson, would play volleyball at Washington State University.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Swimming Women's 200 metres Butterfly United States USA 2 h2 r1/2
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Swimming Women's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 6

Women's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 2 2:15.56 30.50 =1 1:04.80 2 1:39.13 2 34.30 (2) 34.33 (2) 36.43 (4)

Women's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Swimming United States Final 6 4:55.34 1:05.10 3 2:20.43 7 3:49.57 6 1:15.33 (7) 1:29.14 (7) 1:05.77 (4)
1976 Summer 16 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 Q 4:55.16 1:05.24 1 2:19.60 1 3:49.11 1 1:14.36 (1) 1:29.51 (2) 1:06.05 (1)
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