Tracy Anne Caulkins Stockwell
, (born January 11, 1963) is a former American
college and international swimmer
, a three-time Olympic gold medalist
and a former world record-holder.
Caulkins was noted for her versatility and ability in all four major competitive swimming strokes: the butterfly
. Caulkins won forty-eight national championships and set American records
in all four strokes over a range of distances as well as in the individual medley (IM) events, which combine all four strokes over the course of a single race. Her versatility brought Caulkins many titles and awards, and as a result she is considered one of the greatest swimmers of all time. By the time she retired from competitive swimming in 1984, Caulkins had set five world records
and sixty-three American records (more than any other American swimmer, male or female).
Caulkins was born in Winona, Minnesota
in 1963. She swam for the Nashville Aquatic Club (NAC) in Nashville, Tennessee
, where she was trained by future University of Texas and U.S. Olympic coach Paul Bergen
.Phil Whitten, "," Swimming Technique
(July–September 2004). Retrieved April 17, 2010. For her high school education, she... Read More