Margaret Woodbridge

Margaret Woodbridge
Personal information
Full name Margaret Darling Woodbridge
National team  United States
Born (1902-01-06)January 6, 1902
Detroit, Michigan
Died February 23, 1995(1995-02-23) (aged 93)
Brooklyn, New York
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Detroit Athletic Club

Margaret Darling Woodbridge (January 6, 1902 – February 23, 1995), also known by her married name Margaret Presley, was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and world record-holder.

She represented the United States at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.[1] She won the gold medal as member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[1][2] Woodbridge and her American relay teammates Frances Schroth, Irene Guest and Ethelda Bleibtrey set a new world record of 5:11.6 in the event final.[1] Individually, Woodbridge received a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 300-meter freestyle, finishing behind American teammate Ethelda Bleibtrey, in a time of 4:42.8.[1][3]

Woodbridge was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Pioneer Swimmer" in 1989.[4]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Margaret Woodbridge. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  2., Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  3., Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games, Women's 300 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  4. International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Margaret Woodbridge (USA). Retrieved April 5, 2015.

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