Full name: Lorna Frampton
Born: April 2, 1920
Died: February 23, 2009 in Epsom, Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, Westminster (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Lorna Frampton was just sixteen years old when she qualified for the 1936 Olympic Games by posting a convincing victory at the British trials. In Berlin she moved through the heats and semi-final but finished the final in sixth – a full second outside of the medal positions. By then working as a clerk with Lloyds Bank she won the 150 yards backstroke at the 1937 Amateur Swimming Association championships and was chosen to represent England at the 1938 British Empire Games in Sydney. Although she failed to win a medal in her individual event she returned home as a champion as, with Doris Storey and Margery Hinton, she was a member of the English team that won the 3×110 yard medley relay. In 1939 she won the 150 yards backstroke in the London-Paris meeting but her competitive swimming career was ended by the outbreak of war. She later worked as a coach at Watford Swimming Club during the fifties.
Frampton attended Spring Grove Grammar School in Isleworth which also produced fellow Olympians Doris Batter and Sylvia Cheeseman.
Women's 100 metres Backstroke