Florence Chambers

Florence Chambers (November 2, 1907 – September 27, 1979), later known by her married name Florence Newkirk, was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. She competed in the women's 100-meter backstroke, advanced to the event final, and finished fourth overall with a time of 1:30.8.

Florence Chambers
Florencia Chambers in El Gráfico in 1924
Personal information
Full nameFlorence Chambers
National team United States
Born(1907-11-02)November 2, 1907
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedSeptember 27, 1979(1979-09-27) (aged 71)
Fallbrook, California
ClubSan Diego Athletic Club

In 1970, Chambers was inducted by the San Diego Hall of Champions into the Breitbard Hall of Fame, honoring San Diego's finest athletes both on and off the playing surface.

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Florence Chambers". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-10-07.
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