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Robert Foster

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Bagley•Foster
Used nameRobert•Foster
Born22 February 1891 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died25 August 1960 in Westminster, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsIllinois AC, Chicago (USA) / Mercersburg Academy, Lancaster (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Robert Foster attended Mercersburg Academy, graduating from the prep school in 1909. He was the first Mercersburg student to compete at the Olympics and he did so before graduating from high school. He also swam for the Illinois Athletic Club. Foster later worked for the Colgate Palmolive Company.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic AC h4 r1/3 Representing United States    
  400 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS