Name: Mary T. Meagher
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter Butterfly, 200 Butterfly, 4x100 Medley
DOB: 10/27/1964
Birthplace: Louisville, Ky.
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
High School: Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, Ky.)
College: University of California, Berkeley
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1984, 1988); five-time Olympic medalist (3 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Los Angeles 1984, gold (100-meter butterfly, 200 butterfly, 4x100 medley)
  • Seoul 1988, silver (4x100 medley), bronze (200 butterfly)v
Personal: Daughter of Floy and Jim Meagher...One of 11 children...Was first introduced to swimming at the River Road Country Club at age 5...Nicknamed “Madame Butterfly” by her peers...Set her first world record in butterfly as an eighth grader at the Pan American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico...Made the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team, but did participate due to the American boycott of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980...Swam for the University of California, Berkeley and was a two-time winner of the Honda Sports Award...Served as flag bearer at the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996...Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame...Has two children, Andrew and Madeline.