Noel Oxenbury

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Noel Oxenbury
Personal information
Full name Noel Gertrude Oxenbury
National team  Canada
Born (1918-12-25)December 25, 1918
New Westminster, British Columbia
Died January 29, 2012(2012-01-29) (aged 93)
White Rock, British Columbia
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke

Noel Gertrude Oxenbury (December 25, 1918 – January 29, 2012),[1] later known by her married name Noel Morrow, 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-yard freestyle relay alongside Phyllis Dewar, Dorothy Lyon and Mary Baggaley. She also placed fourth in the 3×110-yard 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.