Charles DANIELS

United States of America USA

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    4 G
    1 S
    2 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    St. Louis 1904
  • Year of Birth
    1885
Olympic Results

Biography

Charles DANIELS

Charlie Daniels was a major influence on the development of American swimming. He perfected the Australian crawl, changing it slightly, adding a six-beat kick, to be renamed the American crawl, and using it to win a record 31 AAU individual championships. When he retired from swimming in 1911, he had won 53 national titles, and won over 300 races. He set world freestyle records at every distance from 25y to one mile and in 1905, he posted 14 world records within a period of four days. His tally of eight Olympic medals was not bettered until Mark Spitz among American swimmers. In addition to his outstanding abilities in the pool, Daniels was also the bridge and squash champion of the New York AC and later became a top amateur golfer.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1908

G
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
B
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
#DNS
400 metres Freestyle
400 metres Freestyle Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Louis 1904

B
50 yard Freestyle
50 yard Freestyle Swimming
S
100 yard Freestyle
100 yard Freestyle Swimming
G
220 yard Freestyle
220 yard Freestyle Swimming
G
440 yard Freestyle
440 yard Freestyle Swimming
G
4 x 50 yard Freestyle Relay
4 x 50 yard Freestyle Relay Swimming
#DNS
880 yard Freestyle
880 yard Freestyle Swimming
#DNS
100 yard Backstroke
100 yard Backstroke Swimming