Paul Hait

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaul William•Hait
Used namePaul•Hait
Born25 May 1940 in Pasadena, California (USA)
Measurements194 cm / 90 kg
AffiliationsSanta Clara SC, Santa Clara (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Paul Hait was a finalist in the 200m breaststroke at the 1960 Olympics, in addition to his performance on the relay team that won and set world records in both the heats and finals. Hait swam for the Santa Clara SC. Hait was the son-in-law of Charles Keating, Jr., NCAA swimming champion in 1946; better known for involvement in 1990s savings and loan scandals, for which he was convicted and served 4 years in prison, although the conviction was later overturned.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Paul Hait
200 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 8
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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