1990 Honor Pioneer Swimmer
FOR THE RECORD: OLYMPIC GAMES: 1920 gold (relay), silver (100m freestyle).
Irene Guest had
either the good fortune or the misfortune of swimming on the same U.S. Olympic
team (1920) with the all-time great Ethelda Bleibtrey. Bleibtrey won
everything, which left Guest with a silver medal in the 100 meter freestyle
(1:00.6), but a gold medal in the 400 meter "team race" (relay) in the Olympic
and world's record time of 4:11.6. The team consisted of Frances Cowells
Schroh, Margaret Woodbridge, Bleibtrey and Guest. Irene swam for the
Philadelphia Meadowbrook Club and Temple University.
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