Eleanor Coleman

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEleanor•Coleman (-Dilweg)
Used nameEleanor•Coleman
Born10 March 1905 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died2 October 1978 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA)
AffiliationsMilwaukee AC, Milwaukee (USA)
NOC United States


Eleanor Coleman swam the 200 breaststroke at the 1924 Olympics. She later married NFL player LaVern “Lavvie” Dilweg, who played for the Green Bay Packers. Healso became a lawyer and, from 1942-45, served as a US Congressman from Wisconsin. Their son, Gary Dilweg, graduated from the US Naval Academy, served in the US Marine Corps, and became a Wisconsin state legislator. A grandson, Anthony Dilweg, played quarterback at Duke University and then played for three years in the NFL.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Eleanor Coleman
200 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 3 h2 r1/2