Jack Hatfield

Died aged c. 72

John Gatenby Hatfield (15 August 1893 – 30 March 1965) was an English competitive swimmer and water polo player who represented Great Britain internationally. Hatfield won three medals at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, and competed in three other Olympic Games. Born in the town of Stokesley, North Yorkshire, he went on to found a sporting goods store in Middlesbrough which remained open until August 2018. The store sponsored local sports, including a football league. In recognition of this and other contributions to the community, Hatfield's son was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Middlesbrough in 2009. Hatfield served in the British Expeditionary Force in World War I.

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English Swimming Champion, Olympic Medal-winner and World Record-holder Jack Hatfield (1893-1965) had long-standing family links with Middlesbrough Swimming Baths, formerly on this site. He was the owner of a well-known Middlesbrough Sports Shop.

former Middlesbrough Swimming Baths, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom where they trained