Charles Meldrum Daniels

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Charles Meldrum Daniels

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Birthplace: Dayton, Montgomery, OH, USA
Death: Died in Carmel Valley, Monterey, CA, USA
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About Charles Meldrum Daniels

Charles Meldrum Daniels (March 24, 1885 – August 9, 1973) was an American competition swimmer, eight-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. Daniels was an innovator of the front crawl swimming style, inventing the "American crawl".

Daniels began his swimming career with the New York Athletic Club in 1903. At the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, Daniels became the first American to win an Olympic medal, winning gold medals in both the 200- and 400-meter freestyle races.

Daniels was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1965.

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Charles Meldrum Daniels's Timeline

1885
March 24, 1885
Dayton, Montgomery, OH, USA
1973
August 9, 1973
Age 88
Carmel Valley, Monterey, CA, USA