Ed Townsend

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Edward "Ed"•Townsend, Jr.
Used nameEd•Townsend
Born13 September 1943 in Santa Clara, California (USA)
Measurements193 cm / 89 kg
AffiliationsSanta Clara SC, Santa Clara (USA) / Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
NOC United States


Ed Townsend attended Yale University graduating in 1966 with a degree in psychology. Townsend won four NCAA titles while at Yale, winning the 1963 400 yard individual medley, and swimming on winning Yale relay teams in 1963-65 in the 4x100 free relay. Townsend also competed for the Santa Clara Swim Club. He later attended law school at U Cal Berkeley and started a law practice in New York, Townsend Rabinowitz Pantaleoni & Valente, which specialized in entertainment law from 1980-96.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Ed Townsend
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1

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