Joan McSheehy

The July 5 1933 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this photograph of a woman who had just won two swimming events at a race in Long Island.


Joan McSheehy (1913-1948) competed in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, finishing fifth in the 100-metre backstroke. Footage of the 220-yard backstroke that she won at Jones Beach can be found here.

She later married, becoming Joan Huffman, and passed away at the age of 34. I could find no details on how or why she died so young.

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