Name: Charles Daniels
Sport: Swimming
Discipline(s): Swimming
Event(s): 220-yard freestyle, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 440 freestyle, 4x50 freestyle; 100-meter freestyle, 4x200 freestyle
DOB: 3/24/1885
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1904, 1908); seven-time Olympic medalist (4 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronzes)
  • St. Louis 1904, gold (220-yard freestyle, 440 freestyle, 4x50 freestyle), silver (100 freestyle), bronze (50 freestyle)
  • London 1908, gold (100-meter freestyle), bronze (4x200 freestyle)
Personal: Major influence on the development of American swimming, adapting the Australian crawl and adding a six-beat kick...Posted 14 world records in a four-day period in 1905...Was also the bridge and squash champion at the New York Athletic Club...Became a top amateur golfer in addition to his swimming talents.