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Betty Brey

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameElizabeth Evadna "Betty"•Brey (Mullen-)
Used nameBetty•Brey
Born23 November 1931 in Weissport, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died21 March 2015 in Orlando, Florida (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 59 kg
AffiliationsWalter Reed SC, Washington (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Betty Brey won two gold medals at the Pan-American Games, winning with the 4x100 freestyle relay in 1951 and the medley relay in 1955. She also won individual silvers in the 200 freestyle in 1951 and the 100 butterfly in 1955. Brey won three national titles, swimming with the winning Walter Reed Swim Club medley relay at the 1956 AAU Indoors and Outdoors, and winning the 100 yard butterfly at the 1955 AAU Indoors. She competed as Betty Mullen until 1956.

Brey attended Purdue University where she was a majorette with the Purdue Marching Band, She was also an accomplished musician and later coached swimming at George Washington University. Brey is a member of the Indiana Swimming Hall of Fame. Her son, Mike Brey, became a well-known college basketball coach in the United States, serving as an assistant coach at Duke from 1987-1995, as head coach of the University of Delaware from 1995-2000 and as head coach at Notre Dame beginning in 2000.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1956 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women Olympic United States 2 USA Betty Brey

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