Arthur Hunt (water polo)
Arthur William James Hunt (27 August 1886 – 29 September 1949) was a water polo player from Lambeth, United Kingdom. He was a competitor at the 1924 Summer Olympics who competed at the Men's Water Polo event representing Great Britain. His team lost to Hungary in round one at 6-7 and did not advance any further.
|Full name||Arthur William James Hunt|
|Born||27 August 1886|
Lambeth, Greater London, Great Britain
|Died||29 September 1949 63) (aged|
Bridgwater, Somerset, Great Britain
|Occupation||Inspector - City of London Police|
1905 - Played capped for Guernsey at football. 1909 - Held all the Kent County Swimming Championships up to and including 440 yards. Represented Kent at Water Polo. 1909 - Won 220 & 440 yards at Southern Counties Championships, together with various London Championships. 1912 - Olympic trials he was described as "the fastest over-arm sprinter ever seen in England". 1914-18 - Served in the Royal Garrison Artillery(Siege Battery). Also Gunnery Instructor. 1919-1935 - Hon Secretary of City of London Police Swimming Club. Played Water Polo for the Police. 1921 - Led Surrey Water Polo team to first ever County Championship. 1921-24 - Capped when playing for the England Water Polo team. 1924 - Flag bearer for the Great Britain team during the 1924 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Later became Vice President of the Amateur Swimming Club.