Mary Stewart (swimmer)

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Mary Stewart
Personal information
Full name Mary Beth Pauline Stewart
Nationality  Canada
Born December 8, 1945 (1945-12-08) (age 65)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Height 1.54 m (5 ft 1 in)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Mary Stewart-McIlwaine (born December 8, 1945 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a retired freestyle swimmer from Canada, who twice broke the world record in the women's 100m butterfly in the early 1960s. She represented her native country in two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1960 in Rome, Italy.


Preceded by
Australia Janice Andrew
Women's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

August 12, 1961 – August 12, 1961
Succeeded by
United States Susan Doerr
Preceded by
United States Susan Doerr
Women's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

July 28, 1962 – August 16, 1963
Succeeded by
United States Kathy Ellis

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