Olympic Gold Medal winner and native San Franciscan Ann Curtis Cuneo was a member of the San Francisco Crystal Plunge team. This extraordinary swimmer was coached by Charlie Sava. Curtis won her Gold Medal during London’s 1948 Olympic Games in the 400-meter freestyle competition. She received a second Gold Medal as anchor of the U.S. 4 x 100 meters freestyle relay team, coming from behind to win the event. In 1944, at age 18, Curtis received the coveted James E. Sullivan Memorial Award.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.
Plaque location: University of California, Berkeley