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Charlie Daniels

Full name: Charles Meldrum "Charlie" Daniels
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: March 24, 1885 in Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: August 9, 1973 in Carmel Valley Village, California, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (8 Total)

Biography

Charlie Daniels was a major influence on the development of American swimming. He perfected the Australian crawl, changing it slightly, adding a six-beat kick, to be renamed the American crawl, and using it to win a record 31 AAU individual championships. When he retired from swimming in 1911, he had won 53 national titles, and won over 300 races. He set world freestyle records at every distance from 25y to one mile and in 1905, he posted 14 world records within a period of four days. His tally of eight Olympic medals was not bettered until Mark Spitz among American swimmers. In addition to his outstanding abilities in the pool, Daniels was also the bridge and squash champion of the New York AC and later became a top amateur golfer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming Men's 50 yard Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming Men's 100 yard Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming Men's 220 yard Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming Men's 440 yard Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold OR
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming Men's 4 × 50 Yard Freestyle Relay New York Athletic Club #1-1 USA 1 Gold
1906 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold OR
1906 Summer 21 Athina Swimming Men's 4 × 250 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 4
1908 Summer 23 London Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold WR
1908 Summer 23 London Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 50 yard Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming United States Final 3
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU

Men's 100 yard Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming United States Final 2
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:07.4

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 21 Athina Swimming United States Final 1 OR 1:13.0
1906 Summer 21 Athina Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 QU 1:17.6
1908 Summer 23 London Swimming United States Final 1 WR 1:05.6
1908 Summer 23 London Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:10.2
1908 Summer 23 London Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU/OR 1:05.8

Men's 220 yard Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming United States Final 1 2:44.2

Men's 440 yard Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming United States Final 1 OR 6:16.2

Men's 4 × 50 Yard Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Swimming New York Athletic Club #1-1 USA Final 1 2:04.6

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 23 London Swimming United States USA Final 3 11:02.8
1908 Summer 23 London Swimming United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QC 11:01.4

Men's 4 × 250 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 21 Athina Swimming United States USA Final 4