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Sidney Swann

Full name: Sidney Ernest Swann
Gender: Male
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: June 24, 1890 in Sulby, Isle of Man, Isle Of Man
Died: September 19, 1976 in Minehead, Somerset, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR) / Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Sidney Swann, who was educated at Rugby and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, was a member of a family rich in sporting talent. He father rowed in the Boat Race three times, won the 25-mile bicycle race against Oxford in 1884 and rowed across the Channel single-handed at the age of 49. His brother, Arthur, was equally versatile winning a blue for athletics in 1913 and for rowing in 1920. On his first appearance at Henley in 1910, Sidney Swann stroked Trinity Hall to victory in both the Visitors’ and the Wyfold and he was in the Cambridge boat in 1911, 1912 and 1913. In 1913 he was also the winning Leander eight in the Grand and won the Goblets that year partnered by his brother, Arthur, a victory of Swann brothers were to repeat in 1914. A unique record was set in the eights at the 1912 Olympics when, of the 18 men in the final, Sidney Swann was the only one who had not attended Oxford University. Following the family tradition, Sidney Swann entered the Church and after war service won an Olympic silver medal in the eights of Antwerp. His clerical duties took him to Africa from 1926 to 1933 and in 1941 he was appointed Chaplain to King George VI.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Leander Club-1 GBR 1 Gold
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Final 6:15.7
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:16.2
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Quarter-Finals Heat Three 6:10.2
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Round One Heat Five 6:22.2
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Rowing Great Britain GBR Final 6:05.8
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Rowing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 6:26.4
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 6:19.0
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