Angela Coughlan competed for the Canadian National Swim Team from 1967-1972. In addition to her 1968 Olympic appearance, she competed at the 1967 and 1971 Pan-American Games, winning one silver and three bronze medals in 1967 and five medals in 1971 – 1 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze. At the 1970 Commonwealth Games she also won four medals – 1 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze. Coughlan was a 24-time Canadian champion and was named Canadian female swimmer of the year in 1970. The pool in Burlington, Ontario where she trained was later named in her honor. After her competitive career ended she became a massage therapist. Angela Coughlan died from multiple myeloma.