William Haynes (swimmer)

William Haynes was a British swimmer.[1] He competed in the men's 400 metre freestyle at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[2]

William Haynes
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Henry Haynes
Died26 November 1954
Victoria Park, Western Australia
Sport
SportSwimming

From 1905 to 1912 Haynes held all Scottish swimming championships from 100 yards up to half a mile. He was the first British amateur swimmer to swim 100 yards under the minute. His record—59 seconds—was achieved at the Scottish championships held at Leith.[3]

By 1915 he had migrated to Western Australia and that year won the state's 100 yards championship.[4]

In 1916 he married Mary Helena Philp in Perth, Western Australia.[5] She died in 1947.[6]

He was district officer of the Kalgoorlie Fire Brigade for almost ten years until being promoted in October 1943. His next appointment was to the Victoria Park District, Western Australia.[7]

Haynes died at Victoria Park on 26 November 1954, aged 68.[8] He was buried in the Presbyterian portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.[8] [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "William Haynes". Olympedia. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "William Haynes Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  3. ^ 'Fields gossip and news, Sunday Times, 31 October 1934, p.8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59188473
  4. ^ Swimming, Sunday Times, 24 January 1915, p.1 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58583793
  5. ^ Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Western Australia, 349/1916
  6. ^ Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Western Australia, 1181/1947
  7. ^ a b Fields gossip and news, Sunday Times, 31 October 1934, p.8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59188473
  8. ^ a b "Search Results". www2.mcb.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 17 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)