Wendy Weinberg (born June 27, 1958) is an American former competition swimmer who was an Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and Maccabiah Games medalist.[1]

At the 1973 Maccabiah Games, she won a gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle.[2] She won a total of four gold medals in the 1973 Maccabiah Games.[3][4]

In 1975, she established an American record in the 200-meter butterfly, swimming it in 2:18.2 at the West German Bremen Swimfest.[1] That year she also won a gold medal and set a new Pan American Games record in Mexico City in the 800-meter freestyle, winning it in 9:05.47.[1]

Weinberg represented the United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec. She won a bronze medal in the women's 800-meter freestyle for placing third (8:42.60), following East German Petra Thumer (8:37.14), and American teammate Shirley Babashoff (8:37.59).[1][5]

At the 1977 Maccabiah Games (the "Jewish Olympics"), Weinberg – who is Jewish[1][5][6][7] – won six gold medals and two silver medals.[8][9][10] Among her golds was a win in the 200-meter freestyle (in 2:08.96), the 200-meter butterfly, the 400-meter freestyle,[11] and a win in the 4×100-meter medley relay team which she was captain of (in 4:10.09).[9][12][13] One silver was in the 100-yard freestyle.[13]


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  8. ^ "Weinberg captures six gold medals, two silvers in Maccabiah Games". The Baltimore Sun. July 19, 1977. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Bergman Captures Third Gold Medal". July 16, 1977. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Sports in the United States". Jewish Women's Archive. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Athletes Excel at Games in Israel". The New York Times. July 14, 1977. 
  12. ^ ".". Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Weinberg wins gold medal, silver in Maccabiah Games". The Baltimore Sun. July 14, 1977. Retrieved March 19, 2011.