Henry Taylor (swimmer)

Henry Taylor ( born March 17, 1885 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, † February 28, 1951 ) was a British swimmer.

He celebrated his first international success at the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, when he won the gold medal in the 1500 m. Two years later he was able to repeat this triumph at the Olympic Games 1908. He also won the gold medal with the British 4 x 200 m relay at these games. At the Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912 he won the bronze medal with the British 4 x 200 m relay.

His last appearance in the Olympics dates back to the year 1920. With his success, he is the most successful British swimmer in the Olympics at all. In 1969 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the international swimming sport.