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Budd Goodwin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameLeo Joseph "Budd"•Goodwin
Used nameBudd•Goodwin
Born13 November 1883 in New York, New York (USA)
Died25 May 1957 in New York, New York (USA)
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Leo “Budd” Goodwin of the New York AC won numerous championships during a long career, but his days as an active swimmer were nearly ended in 1906 when he almost lost an arm following a severe case of blood poisoning. Goodwin won AAU titles outdoors in the 1904 440 yard freestyle, the 1901 and 1907 880 yard freestyle, the 1-mile freestyle in 1910 and 1912-14, and in long-distance swimming in 1910 and 1915. He won indoor AAU titles in the 100 yard freestyle in 1903 and in the 1908 500 yard freestyle. He was also noted as a marathon swimmer, winning the Battery-to-Coney Island race at least once.

Goodwin worked for his father for many years on their Manhattan Island excursion ferry. He later won a Congressional Medal for bravery for a daring sea rescue in Newport News, Virginia. Goodwin continued to compete until 1922. He retired to the Palm Beach area where he continued to swim recreationally. His son, Tommy Goodwin, became one of the nation’s top amateur golfers.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Budd Goodwin
50 yard Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5
100 yard Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 6
220 yard Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
440 yard Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4
One Mile Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 50 Yard Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) New York Athletic Club #1 1 Gold
Plunge For Distance, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
880 yards, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
Water Polo (Aquatics) USA Budd Goodwin
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) New York Athletic Club 1 Gold
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Budd Goodwin
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 h1 r1/3
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Budd Goodwin
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS