|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Velma Clancy•Dunn (-Ploessel)|
|Born||9 October 1918 in Monrovia, California (USA)|
|Died||8 May 2007 in Whittier, California (USA)|
When Dorothy Poynton-Hill retained her Olympic platform title in 1936, Velma Dunn, a 17-year-old from Monrovia, California, took second place, finishing only 0.3 points behind the defending champion. She later became a physical education teacher at Huntington Park High School, and then at San Pedro High, where she taught water ballet, synchronized swimming, and life-saving techniques. With her husband, Howard Ploessel, also an excellent swimmer, they organized and staged water shows and ballets.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1936 Summer Olympics||Diving (Aquatics)||USA||Velma Dunn|
|Platform, Women (Olympic)||2||Silver|