Bill Craig, American swimmer, Died at 71


William Norval Craig was born on January 16, 1945, and died on January 1, 2017.

He was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and world record-holder.

Craig represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he won a gold medal as swimming the breaststroke leg for the first-place U.S. team in the men’s 4×100-meter medley relay.

Himself and his teammates Thompson Mann (backstroke), Fred Schmidt (butterfly) and Steve Clark (freestyle) set a new medley relay world record of 3:58.4.

He attended the University of Southern California (USC), where he swam for the USC Trojans swimming and diving team.

Bill Craig passed away at 71 years old.