Name: Don Schollander
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter freestyle, 400 freestyle, 4x100 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle
DOB: 4/30/1946
Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C.
Hometown: Lake Oswego, Ore.
High School: Santa Clara High School (Santa Clara, Calif.); Lake Oswego Senior High School (Lake Oswego, Ore.)
College: Yale University
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1964, 1968); eight-time Olympic medalist (7 golds, 1 silver)
  • Tokyo 1964, gold (100-meter freestyle, 400 freestyle, 4x100 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle)
  • Mexico City 1968, gold (4x100 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle, 4x100 medley), silver (200 freestyle)
Personal: Learned competitive swimming from uncle, who ran a ran school in Florida...Initially was passionate about football, but was too small to play and joined the swim team instead...Moved to California to train at the Santa Clara Swim Club as a teenager...Wrote two books, “Deep Water” and “Inside Swimming” in 1971 and 1974...His gold medals are on display to the public at a local bank in downtown Lake Oswego...Father to three children: Jeb, Kyle and Katie.