Frances Schroth

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Frances Schroth
Personal information
Full name Frances Cowells Schroth
Nationality  United States
Born (1893-04-11)April 11, 1893
Toledo, Ohio
Died October 6, 1961(1961-10-06) (aged 68)
Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Athens Athletic Club

Frances Cowells Schroth (April 11, 1893 – October 6, 1961) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. She represented the United States at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.[1] She won the gold medal as member of the first-place U.S. team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, together with Margaret Woodbridge, Irene Guest and Ethelda Bleibtrey.[1][2] The American relay team set a new world record of 5:11.6 in the event final.[1] Individually, she also won bronze medals for her third-place performances in the women's 100-meter freestyle (1:17.2) and the women's 300-meter freestyle (4:52.0).[1][3][4]

Schroth was born in Toledo, Ohio. She was married to George Schroth, an Olympic bronze medalist in water polo at the 1924 Summer Olympics.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Frances Schroth. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games, Women's 100 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  4. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games, Women's 300 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved November 29, 2012.

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