Helene Madison Lincoln High School 1931 Swimming
Helene Madison
SPS High School Athletic Hall of Fame • Seattle WA
High School Champion Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) swimmer Broke state and Pacific Coast record for women's 100-yard freestyle as sophomore Broke six records in single meet, sweeping all free style events in three consecutive US Women's National Championships First woman to swim 100-yard free style in one minute flat Named Associated Press' first Female Athlete of the Year in 1931 Other Three-time gold medalist in 1932 Los Angeles Olympics (100-meter freestyle, 400 meter relay and 400-meter freestyle) Member of 1960 Washington State Sports Hall of Fame inaugural class Inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1966 At one time held 16 records, from 100 yards to 1,600 meters Two Seattle swimming pools are named in her honor
Helene Madison in WAC swimsuit