Roy Romain

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Roy Romain
Roy Romain 1950.jpg
Romain at the 1950 British Empire Games
Personal information
Born27 July 1918
Died19 December 2010(2010-12-19) (aged 92)
Ashford, Surrey, England
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
ClubOtter Swimming Club, London

Royston Isaac "Roy" Romain (27 July 1918 – 19 December 2010)[1] was a British swimmer who competed in the Olympic games in 1948 in London.


He was educated at Forest School, Walthamstow. He competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics in men's 200 metres breaststroke, but did not win a medal, despite having gone into the competition with the year's fastest time. He also represented England and won a gold medal in the 330 yard medley relay and a silver medal in the 220 yard breaststroke at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland, New Zealand.[2][3] He began swimming at the age of nine or ten and continued into his 90s, winning the world Masters Swimming competitions in his 70s and 80s.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Eltis, Vicki (20 January 2011). "Tributes to Olympic swimmer who died aged 92". Surrey Herald. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  2. ^ "R. Romain". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Auckland 1950 Team". Commonwealth Games England. 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  4. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2008). "Roy Romain Biography and Statistics". Olympics. Sports Retrieved 3 August 2008.
  5. ^ "'It was the youth of the world getting together'". Sport. The Guardian. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2008.