Ernest Henry

Ernest Henry (13 May 1904 – 3 June 1998) was an Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1920s, who won a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. He also competed in the 100m freestyle. He spent the majority of his career in the shadow of Manly Swimming Club mate Boy Charlton.

Henry was 18 years of age when he was chosen for the 1924 Summer Olympics. Competing in the 100m freestyle, he reached the semifinals, where he was eliminated. Henry combined with Frank Beaurepaire, Moss Christie and Charlton to claim the silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay. The United States, led by Johnny Weissmuller, routed the Australians by almost 7 seconds to set a new world record.

He attended Sydney Boys High School, graduating in 1923.

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