1972 U.S. Olympian Mary Coulter Montgomery passed away last Thursday at Age 60. Coulter swam the 400 IM at the 1972 Olympic Games and finished 6th with a time of 5:09.08. She turned 16 the day before her Olympic swim.
Montgomery won a silver medal at the 1975 Pan American Games while attending Florida State University.
She later became a coach at the Asheville Aquatic Club.
“Her mother was the big swimming coach in WNC, drawing admiration for her swimming form and technique,” long-time friend Ann Fleming told the Citizen-Times. “You could see where Mary got her technique. Every time she swam, people wanted to know how she swam so beautifully and effortlessly.”
Montgomery would have turned 61 on Wednesday.