Wayne Moore (swimmer)
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Wayne Moore Swimmer
Wayne Moore
1952-swimming-medalists.jpg
Gold medal winning U.S. team of 4 × 200 meters free relay in Helsinki 1952: William Woolsey (at left), Wayne Moore, James McLane and Ford Konno.
Personal information
Full nameWayne Richard Moore
National team United States
Born(1931-11-20)November 20, 1931
Bridgeport, Connecticut
DiedFebruary 20, 2015(2015-02-20) (aged 83)
Trumbull, Connecticut
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubNew Haven Swim Club
College teamYale University

Wayne Richard Moore (November 20, 1931 - February 20, 2015) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.[1]

Moore represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, where he won a gold medal in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay with U.S. teammates Bill Woolsey, Ford Konno and Jimmy McLane.[2] Individually, Moore also competed in the men's 400-meter freestyle at the 1952 Olympics, finishing in sixth place in the event final.[3]

Moore was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1931, the son of Richard F. and Mary S. Moore. He was a 1945 graduate of Warren Harding High School, and graduated from Yale University in 1953 with a degree in economics.[4] Swimming for the Yale Bulldogs under coach Bob Kiphuth, Moore won NCAA titles in the 220-yard freestyle in 1952 and 440-yard freestyle in 1953.[5] After college, Moore was drafted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.

Moore's father had founded the Moore Special Tool Company, of Bridgeport, a tool and die maker. This specialised in ultra high-precision machine tools, such as jig borers and jig grinders.[6][7] Wayne went to work for this company in 1953[4] and in time became its president. In 1970 he authored the book Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy,[8] which is now seen as a standard text for the design of precise and stable machinery.[9] He also became chairman of the National Machine Tool Builders Association (NMTB), the Acme United Corporation, and was a director of the American Precision Museum and the Bridgeport Engineering Institute.[1]

Moore died February 20, 2015; he was 83 years old.[10]

Publications

  • Moore, Wayne R. (1970). Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy. Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA: Moore Tool Company. ISBN 0262130807. LCCN 73127307.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Wayne Moore - Olympic athlete profile". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games, Men's 4×200 metres Freestyle Relay Final. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games, Men's 400 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Moore (1970), pp. foreword.
  5. ^ "NCAA Championships (1883-1956)," The Ivy League. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Corporate Overview". Moore Tools.
  7. ^ "Moore trashes existing jig grinding accuracy threshold". Machinery. 3 February 2006.
  8. ^ Moore (1970).
  9. ^ "Publications". Moore Tools.
  10. ^ "Wayne Moore: Obituary". The Connecticut Post. February 25, 2015. Retrieved 2015.




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