Joe Ruddy

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoseph Aloysius "Joe"•Ruddy, Sr.
Used nameJoe•Ruddy
Born28 September 1878 in New York, New York (USA)
Died11 November 1962 in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York (USA)
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Joe Ruddy was a water polo player and was a member of the New York AC team that won the tournament held in conjunction with the St. Louis Games. His son Ray and his nephew Steve later competed for the United States in Olympic swimming.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Joe Ruddy
50 yards Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
100 yards Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
220 yards Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
440 yards Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
880 yards Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
1 mile Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 50 yards Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) New York Athletic Club #1 1 Gold
100 yards, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
Water Polo (Aquatics) USA Joe Ruddy
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) New York Athletic Club 1 Gold

Olympic family relations