Patricia E. Thompson (born 5 December 1945, later Patty Bogumil) was a Canadian pool and open water swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1969 as an Honour Swimmer.
Swimming Career Highlights
- She was a Canadian Olympic swimmer at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, competing in the 400m freestyle and 4×100m freestyle relay that finished seventh.
- She was a member of the Canadian freestyle and medley teams that won a silver and a bronze medal at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
- Her father Jimmy Thompson was an Olympic medalist in swimming and a well-known Canadian coach. In 1963, she started assisting him at Hamilton Aquatic Club, and after his death in 1967 became the head coach until 1967.
- She later coached swimming at Hamilton YWCA, Etobicoke Memorial Swimming Club, Burlington Sea Cadets, Alderwood Swim Club and the Alderwood Teddy Bares.
- In 1969, Thompson turned professional and was first female all her marathon swimming competitions:
- 16 km (10 mile) Labatt's Marathon in Hamilton - 7th overall
- 27 km (17 mile) Rhode Island Marathon - 3rd overall
- 19 km (12 mile) Man and His World Marathon - 4th overall
- 24-hour swim in Santa Fe, Argentina - 4th overall
- She was the 1969 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation champion, finishing ahead of Judith de Nijs.
- She was inducted to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in the Class of 1969.
- She set (from 1989 to 1995) she held 11 short course Canadian Masters records and 8 long course Canadian Masters records
- In 1991, she became the oldest woman to swim across Lake Ontario at the age of 45 in 19 hours 18 minutes.
- She retired from swimming in 1996, and worked as a real estate law clerk for a Toronto law firm.
- In 2002, she was inducted to the Ontario Aquatic Hall of Fame.
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