Harry Hebner

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Harry Hebner
1912 Harry Hebner.JPG
Hebner in 1912
Personal information
Full name Harry Joseph Hebner
National team  United States
Born (1891-06-15)June 15, 1891
Chicago, Illinois
Died October 12, 1968(1968-10-12) (aged 77)
Lake Worth, Florida
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, freestyle
Club Illinois Athletic Club

Harry Joseph Hebner (June 15, 1891 – October 12, 1968) was an American competition swimmer and water polo player who competed at the 1908, 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics.

As part of the American men's 4×200-meter relay teams, he won a bronze medal in 1908 and a silver medal in 1912; in 1912 he also won the 100-meter backstroke event. In the 100-meter freestyle, he was eliminated in the semi-finals in 1908, and in the first round in 1912. In 1920 he was a member of the fourth-place American water polo team.[1]

Between 1910 and 1917, Hebner held all world backstroke records and won seven consecutive U.S. National backstroke titles. In total, he won 35 national titles in various swimming events. In 1968 he was inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harry Hebner. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Harry Hebner (USA). Retrieved April 12, 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Harry Hebner – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
  • Harry Hebner (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame