Garnet Ault

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Born November 1, 1905
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Died September 10, 1993 (aged 87)
Bellaire, Michigan, United States
Sport Swimming
Club Michigan Wolverines, Ann Arbor

Garnet Walter Ault (November 1, 1905 – September 10, 1993) was a Canadian swimmer. He competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in the 4×200 m, 400 m and 1500 m freestyle events and won a bronze medal in the relay; he finished sixth in the 1500 m and did not advance in the 400 m. The same year he set a Canadian record in the mile at 23:36.6.

In 1930 Ault graduated from the University of Michigan with a medical degree. He specialized in proctology and in 1937 became member of the American Proctologic Society. Next year, while working as a surgery professor at the Georgetown University, he started his own practice in Washington.

Ault was president of the American Proctologic Society in 1964–1965, vice-president of the American Board of Colorectal Surgery in 1962–1963, and chief of proctology at the Washington Hospital Center. He retired in 1974 and moved to Florida and then to Michigan, where he died of a heart attack aged 87.


Canadian 4×200 m team at the 1928 Olympics, Ault is first from right