Arthur Hunt (water polo)

Arthur William James Hunt (27 August 1886 29 September 1949)[1] 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.[1]

Arthur Hunt
Personal information
Full nameArthur William James Hunt
Born27 August 1886 (1886-08-27)
Lambeth, Greater London, Great Britain
Died29 September 1949 (1949-09-30) (aged 63)
Bridgwater, Somerset, Great Britain
OccupationInspector - City of London Police

In addition, Arthur was also the flag bearer of Great Britain during the 1924 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.[2]

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.


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Arthur Hunt". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Great Britain". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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