Jack Hatfield green plaque in Middlesbrough

English Swimming Champion, Olympic Medal-winner and World Record-holder Jack Hatfield (1893-1965) had long-standing family links with Middlesbrough Swimming Baths, formerly on this site. He was the owner of a well-known Middlesbrough Sports Shop.

John Gatenby "Jack" Hatfield (15 August 1893–30 March 1965) was a competitive swimmer who won three medals for Great Britain in the 1912 Summer Olympics, and competed in three other Olympic Games.Born in the town of Stokesley, North Yorkshire, he went on to found a sporting goods store in Middlesbrough which continues business today. The store sponsors local sports, including a football league. In recognition of this and other contributions to the community, Hatfield's son was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Middlesbrough in 2009.Hatfield served in the British Expeditionary Force in World War I.

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