Frederick Stapleton

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrederick•Stapleton
Used nameFrederick•Stapleton
Born11 March 1877 in Basford, England (GBR)
Died9 November 1939 in Nottingham, England (GBR)
AffiliationsOsborne SC, Manchester (GBR) / Nottingham Swimming Club, Nottingham (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Fred Stapleton was a co-opted member of the Osborne Swimming Club for the 1900 Paris Olympics. He was one of the forwards in the team that won the gold medal. He also competed in the 200 metres swimming obstacle race and 200 metres freestyle. Stapleton came from Nottingham, and was a lace manufacturer, an industry for which the city is famous.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR Frederick Stapleton
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 6
200 metres Obstacle Course, Men (Olympic) 5
Water Polo (Aquatics) GBR Frederick Stapleton
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Osborne Swimming Club, Manchester 1 Gold