William Foster (swimmer)
William Foster (10 July 1890 – 17 December 1963) was an English competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the 1908 and 1912 Olympics. He was freestyle swimmer who won gold and bronze medals as a member of British relay teams, and set a world record in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay.
|Full name||William Foster|
|National team||Great Britain|
|Born||10 July 1890|
|Died||17 December 1963 (aged 73)|
|Club||Bacup Amateur Swimming Club|
At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, he won the gold medal as part of the British 4×200-metre freestyle relay team and did not compete in any other competition. In the 400-metre freestyle final he finished fourth and in the 1500-metre freestyle event he was eliminated in the semi-finals.
Four years later at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, he won the bronze medal as part of the British 4×200-metre freestyle relay team. In the 400-metre freestyle competition as well as in the 1500-metre freestyle event he was eliminated in the semi-finals.
- "William Foster". Olympedia. Retrieved 11 April 2021.