John Arthur Jarvis

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John Arthur Jarvis
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John Arthur Jarvis
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1872-02-24)24 February 1872
Leicester, England
Died 9 May 1933(1933-05-09) (aged 61)
St Pancras, London, England
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

John Arthur Jarvis (24 February 1872 – 9 May 1933) was a British swimmer who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century. He participated in Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris and won two gold medals in the 1000 metre and the 4000 m freestyle events. Jarvis was born in Leicester.[1]

Jarvis entered the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968.[2]

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  1. ^ "England and Wales birth index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "ISHOF – John Arthur Jarvis". Retrieved 2009-07-08.