J. Scott Leary

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Howard F. Brewer (left), two-time Olympic medalist J. Scott Leary (right), and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer Sydney Cavill at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, early adopters of the Australian crawl in the United States

J. Scott Leary (born 29 December 1881, died at the age of 76 on 1 July 1958) was an American swimmer from San Francisco, California who won a bronze and silver medalist in the 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games. He was a member of the Olympic Club of San Francisco.

Swimming Highlights

  • He won a silver medal in the 50-yard freestyle at the 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games. His silver medal came in a second race after judges declared a dead heat in the first race between Imrich Zoltán von Halmay from Hungary and Leary.
  • He won the bronze medal in the 100m freestyle at the 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games.
  • On 18 July 1905, he became the first American to swim 100 yards in 60 seconds flat.

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