Guy Schwan

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGuy Herman•Schwan (-Swan)
Used nameGuy•Schwan
Born5 November 1886 in St. Pancras, England (GBR)
Died21 September 1984 in Barnet, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBrighton YMCA, Brighton (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Guy Schwan was a member of the Brighton YMCA when he wrestled in the bantamweight freestyle event of the 1908 Olympic Games in London, losing to fellow Briton Burt Sansom of the Olympic Amateur Wrestling Club. By 1931, he changed his surname to “Swan”, and was married with one son. He later worked as a merchant’s clerk. Schwan was the longest-lived of all the 1908 wrestling competitors, dying in 1984 at the age of 97.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR Guy Schwan
Bantamweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =9


Name also seen as George H. Schwan, but this is wrong.