Ken Walsh

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKenneth Marshall "Ken"•Walsh
Used nameKen•Walsh
Born11 February 1945 in Orange, New Jersey (USA)
Measurements188 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsPhillips 66, Long Beach (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3


In 1967 and 1968, a U.S. foursome made three improvements on the world record for the 400m freestyle relay, and Ken Walsh and Zac Zorn were the only swimmers to be members of all three teams. Walsh was an outstanding relay swimmer, and in addition to his two Olympic golds, was on two winning relay teams at the 1967 Pan-American Games and set a new world record for the 100m on the opening leg of the freestyle relay In individual events, his only major victory came in 1967 when he won the NCAA 100y freestyle for Michigan State.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Ken Walsh
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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