Frank Springfield

Frank Walter Springfield (22 August 1887 – 9 July 1958) was Brisbane-based Australian swimmer.[1] Together with Victorian swimmer Frank Beaurepaire, he competed in three events at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[2][3] His races included the half-mile.[4]

Frank Springfield
Personal information
Full nameFrank Walter Springfield
Born(1887-08-22)22 August 1887
Queensland, Australia
Died9 July 1958(1958-07-09) (aged 70)
Queensland, Australia
Sport
SportSwimming

The year 1906 saw him win the inaugural Kieran Shield.[5] His brother Sidney 'Sid' Henry Springfield also swam competitively as an amateur.[6] Both were members of the Valley Swimming Club, and Frank was made life member of the Queensland Swimming Association in 1953.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming". Townsville Daily Bulletin. Queensland, Australia. 2 February 1909. p. 7. Retrieved 19 January 2020 – via Trove.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Frank Springfield Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Frank Springfield". Olympedia. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Olympic Games". Casino And Kyogle Courier And North Coast Advertiser. New South Wales, Australia. 15 July 1908. p. 5. Retrieved 19 January 2020 – via Trove.
  5. ^ a b "Sport to put it on the record". Truth. Brisbane. 26 December 1954. p. 8. Retrieved 19 January 2020 – via Trove.
  6. ^ "Swimming". Cairns Post. Queensland, Australia. 22 December 1921. p. 2. Retrieved 19 January 2020 – via Trove.