Andy Coan, 1975 World 100 Free Champion, Passes Away After Long Battle With Cancer

Andy Coan on the cover of Swimming World, 1975, courtesy of ISHOF/Swimming World

Andy Coan, who at 17 took down the world record over 100m freestyle in 51.11sec and at 18 later the same year claimed three gold medals, including the blue-ribband title, at the World Championships for the USA, has passed away after a long battle with illness.

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Andy Coan, who at 17 took down the world record over 100m freestyle in 51.11sec and at 18 later the same year claimed three gold medals, including the blue-ribband title, at the World Championships for the USA, has passed away after a long battle with illness.

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