John Arthur Jarvis

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John Arthur Jarvis
Jarvis 1900.jpg
Jarvis in 1900
Personal information
Full nameJohn Arthur Jarvis
National teamGreat Britain
Born(1872-02-24)24 February 1872
Leicester, England
Died9 May 1933(1933-05-09) (aged 61)
St Pancras, London, England
ClubOsborne SC, Leicester SC

John Arthur Jarvis (24 February 1872 – 9 May 1933) was an English competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in three Olympic Games, and was a well-known amateur athlete of 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-metre freestyle events. He also won a gold medal in the water polo tournament.[1]

Jarvis was born in Leicester.[2] He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1968.[3]

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  • "British Olympic Association athlete profile". BOA. Archived from the original on August 31, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-08.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (December 2016). "John Jarvis Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics. Sports Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  2. ^ "England and Wales birth index entry". FreeBMD. Office of National Statistics. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
  3. ^ "ISHOF – John Arthur Jarvis". Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2009.