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Betty Edwards

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameElizabeth Alberta "Betty"•Edwards (-Tancock)
Used nameBetty•Edwards
Born22 February 1911 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
Died28 May 2009 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
AffiliationsUniversity of Toronto Women's Swim Club
NOC Canada


Betty Edwards competed for Canada at the 1930 and 1934 British Empire Games, in addition to her 1932 Olympic appearance. In 1930, she won a silver medal as part of the Canadian 4 x 100 yards freestyle relay team (with Irene Pirie, Marjorie Linton, and the non-Olympian Peggy Bailey). In the 1930 British Empire Games Edwards also finished sixth in the 400 yards freestyle. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she was later inducted into both the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame and the Ontario Swimming Hall of Fame. She was a member of the administrative staff at York University from 1962-80.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) CAN Betty Edwards
400 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 3 h2 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Canada 4

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