Elaine Breeden Penrose, née Elaine Breeden, is an American competition swimmer and Olympic silver medalist. Breeden qualified to compete in the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly events at the 2008 Summer Olympics by placing second and first, respectively, in those events at the U.S. Olympic Trials. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, she advanced to the semifinals of the women's 100-meter butterfly, and finished seventh in the final of the women's 200-meter butterfly. She earned a silver medal by swimming for the second-place U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women's 4×100-meter medley relay. Breeden attended Stanford University, and swam for the Stanford Cardinal women's swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association competition from 2007 to 2010. As a college swimmer, she was a three-time NCAA national champion in the 200-yard butterfly, as well as the NCAA champion in the 100-yard butterfly. She received a total of 24 All-American honors.
About Elaine Breeden
American swimmer who became an Olympic silver medalist when she swam in the preliminary heats of the 4x100-meter medley relay in Beijing.
She swam butterfly for the Stanford Cardinal Women's Swimming and Diving Team at Stanford University.
She was a three-time NCAA national champion in the 200-yard butterfly, and a one-time champion in the 100-yard butterfly.
She was born in Lexington, Kentucky.
She and author Eric Temple Bell both studied at Stanford University in Palo Alto.
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- Stanford Cardinal women's swimmers
- American female butterfly swimmers
- Sportspeople from Lexington, Kentucky
- Swimmers at the 2011 Pan American Games
- Olympic silver medalists for the United States in swimming
- Olympic swimmers of the United States