Bill Darnton

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Thomas "Bill"•Darnton
Used nameBill•Darnton
Born16 June 1940 in Flint, Michigan (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsDetroit Athletic Club, Detroit (USA)
NOC United States


Bill Darnton was born in Flint, Michigan, and attended the University of Michigan. He also swam for the Detroit Athletic Club. He captained the Wolverine swim team in 1962. A distance specialist, Darnton was second in 1960 at the NCAA Meet in the 1,500 metre freestyle, and placed fourth in the 1960 AAU indoor 1,500.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Bill Darnton
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1