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PASSINGS: Helen Johns Carroll

Helen Johns Carroll, 99, a swimmer who helped the U.S. women's Olympic team win gold in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Sumter, S.C., her family said. Then known as Helen Johns, at 17 she swam the second leg of the relay on Aug. 12, 1932, at the Olympic swimming stadium adjacent to the Coliseum. The four team members — Johns, Josephine McKim, Eleanor Saville-Garatti and Helene Madison — set what was then a world record with a time of 4 minutes 38 seconds. The Dutch team won silver and the British won bronze. The current women's world record is 3:30.98, set by an Australian team Thursday at...