Noel Oxenbury

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Noel Oxenbury
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Women's swimming
British Empire Games
Gold 1938 Sydney 4×110 yd freestyle relay
Worlds Masters Championships
Gold 2009 Sydney 100m backstroke, M90

Noel Gertrude Oxenbury-Morrow (December 25, 1918 – January 29, 2012)[1] was a Canadian swimmer who competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin in the 100 metre backstroke event, but was eliminated in the first round. Two years later she competed at the 1938 British Empire Games in Sydney and won a gold medal in the 4×110 yd freestyle relay alongside Phyllis Dewar, Dorothy Lyon and Mary Baggaley. She also placed fourth in the 3×110 yd medley relay with Baggaley and Joan Langdon and competed in the 110 yd backstroke. She was born in New Westminster, British Columbia.[2] Since 2004 she has competed in backstroke events at Canadian Masters Championships[3] and won a gold medal in the 100m backstroke event in the 90-94 age classification.[4] On October 4, 2003, she was inducted as a member of the Swim B.C. Hall of Fame.[5]


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  2. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2009). "Noel Oxenbury Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  3. ^ Berger, Christian (2004-04-26). "Two new Olympians". Previous Flashes (2006-2004). Cdn Masters Swim Stats. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  4. ^ Conway, Doug (2009-10-18). "Masters show how to stay forever young". Brisbane Times (Fairfax Digital). Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame Inductees". Swim BC Hall of Fame. Swim BC. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-05.