David Bratton

David Hey Bratton (October, 1869 – December 3, 1904) was an American water polo player and competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri.

David Bratton
Personal information
Full nameDavid Hey Bratton
National teamUnited States
BornOctober 1869
New York, New York
DiedDecember 3, 1904 (aged 35)
Chicago, Illinois
StrokesFreestyle, water polo
ClubNew York Athletic Club

Bratton was sponsored by the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) at the time of the 1904 Olympics, and was a member of NYAC Olympic water polo team that won the 1904 gold medal. He was also a member of the NYAC team in the men's 4x50-yard freestyle relay which finished fourth in the Olympic final.

Bratton was born in New York City. Following the 1904 Olympics, he died of a typhoid fever in Chicago that same year.[1]


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