The 1924 Olympics held a special significance for the Manly Swimming Club, as their members made significant contributions to Australia’s medal tally. In these games, Australia secured an impressive haul of 3 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals, with Manly Swimming Club members being key players in this achievement.
Notably, Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton stood out by winning Gold in the 1500m Freestyle and earning a Bronze medal in the 400 Meter Freestyle event. Richmond ‘Dick’ Eve also clinched Gold in the Men’s Platform Diving. Furthermore, Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton and Ernest Henry played essential roles as half of the 4 x 200 Men’s relay team, securing a Silver medal for their country. Additionally, Nick Winter, though not a member of the swimming club, represented Manly by winning a Gold medal in the Triple Jump.
In celebration of these remarkable accomplishments, the Manly Swimming Club is planning a special event in May 2024. We are actively seeking descendants of these distinguished athletes and are interested in any memorabilia that can be displayed during this event. This celebration will be open to all current and former club members, and more details will be shared as they become available. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting commemoration.
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