Bill Craig (swimmer)

Bill Craig (swimmer)

William Craig
Personal information
Full name William Norval Craig
Nickname(s) "Bill"
National team  United States
Born (1945-01-16) January 16, 1945
Culver City, California
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
College team University of Southern California

William Norval Craig (born January 16, 1945) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and world record-holder. He represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he won a gold medal as swimming the breaststroke leg for the first-place U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. Craig and his teammates Thompson Mann (backstroke), Fred Schmidt (butterfly) and Steve Clark (freestyle) set a new medley relay world record of 3:58.4.[1]

Craig attended the University of Southern California (USC), where he swam for the USC Trojans swimming and diving team.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Swimming" – (Retrieved on April 29, 2008)
  2. ^ USC OLYMPIANS: 1904-2008, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 26, 2008.

External links

  • Bill Craig – Olympic athlete profile at