Lynn Vidali

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLynn Marie•Vidali (-Gautschi)
Used nameLynn•Vidali
Born26 May 1952 in San Francisco, California (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsSanta Clara SC, Santa Clara (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2


Lynn Vidali grew up in San Francisco, but moved south to swim with the Santa Clara Swim Club. She set a world record in the 200 metre IM in July 1966 when she was only 14-years-old. She won AAU titles in the 200 IM in 1969-70 and 1972 outdoors, and indoors in the 200 yard IM. Vidali started out at West Valley College but later attended San Jose State University, where she won AIAW titles in the 100 yard IM in 1975-76. She later became a high school physical education teacher and swim coach, retiring after 34 years, after which she started giving private swim lessons.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Lynn Vidali
400 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Lynn Vidali
100 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) =21
200 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
400 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 7

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