The Full Wiki

More info on Matthew Mann

Matthew Mann: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Matthew "Matt" Mann II (1884-1962) was an American college swimming coach and was coach of the men's swim team in the 1952 Summer Olympics that won four gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal.

He was head coach at the Detroit Athletic Club's swim team and Yale University and Harvard University before going on to coach thirteen NCAA champion swimming teams at the University of Michigan and the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Coach Mann was the founder and owner of the first ever sport-specific summer camp. He purchased land along a lake in Canada and opened a boys swim camp, Camp Chikopi, in 1920. Many coaching peers and friends would attend the summer camp and a number of Olympic athletes from many nations trained and developed there. Coach Mann and his wife, Lea (Block) Mann, operated Camp Chikopi until Matt's death in 1962.

See also

External links


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address