Olympic Games

Much interest was aroused in the locality on the 17th July, 1908 when Addin Tyldesley swam in the Olympian Games at the Stadium in London.

The Tyldesley swimmer had been selected as one of the Great Britain’s representatives in the 100 metres Freestyle.

In the heats Addin swam in fine style, and he was only beaten by a touch by O.Schiff of Austria.  Along with P. Radmilovic, who had the same time, he qualified for the semi-final as the fastest loser.  His chances of reaching the final were however very remote, as in the semi final he met top class foreign opposition as C.M. Daniels (USA) and A.W. Pearson (Sweden).  This stage saw his exit from the competition, with C.M. Daniels winning the race in 1 minute 10.2 seconds.

Addin Tyldesley’s time of 1 minute 12 seconds in the first round was the best English time recorded.

On 11th April 1910, at a Special General Meeting, Mr. Addin Tyldesley as electged as Life Member of the club.