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Gladys Morcom

Full name: Gladys Elsie Morcom (-Lees)
Gender: Female
Born: October 31, 1918 in Dudley, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: January 18, 2010 in Penrhyn Bay, Conwy, Great Britain
Affiliations: Dudley Swimming Club, Dudley (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming


Gladys Morcom from Dudley in the English Midlands first emerged into international competition as a fifteen year old when she finished sixth in the final of the 440 yards freestyle at the 1934 British Empire Games. Her best year was the Olympic year of 1936 when she was national champion at both 220 and 440 yards but the Berlin Games proved a disappointment as she was eliminated in the heats.

After retiring from competition she remained active in the sport for another forty years. Morcom coached both swimming and diving at Heath Town Swimming Club from 1949 onwards and was also the swimming teacher at Parkfields High School in Wolverhampton.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 4 h1 r1/3

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat One 4 6:00.8
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