John Arthur Jarvis

John Arthur Jarvis

Jarvis in 1900
Personal information
Full name John Arthur Jarvis
National team Great Britain
Born (1872-02-24)24 February 1872
Leicester, England
Died 9 May 1933(1933-05-09) (aged 61)
St Pancras, London, England
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Osborne SC, Leicester SC

John Arthur Jarvis (24 February 1872 – 9 May 1933) was an English competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in three Olympic Games, and was a well-known amateur athlete of the late 19th century and early 20th century. He participated in Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris and won two gold medals in the 1000-metre and the 4000-metre freestyle events. Jarvis was born in Leicester.[1]

Jarvis was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1968.[2]

See also


  1. "England and Wales birth index entry". FreeBMD. Office of National Statistics. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
  2. "ISHOF – John Arthur Jarvis". Archived from the original on April 23, 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2009.

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