George Van Cleaf

George W. Van Cleaf (October 8, 1879 – January 6, 1905) was an American water polo player and swimmer who represented the United States at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri. At the 1904 Olympics, Van Cleaf was sponsored by the New York Athletic Club. He won a gold medal as a member of the New York Athletic Club's Olympic water polo team, and was also a member of the NYAC's fourth-place team in the men's 4x50-yard freestyle relay.

George Van Cleaf
Personal information
Full nameGeorge W. Van Cleaf
National teamUnited States
Born(1879-10-08)October 8, 1879
Northfield, New York
DiedJanuary 6, 1905(1905-01-06) (aged 25)
Brooklyn, New York
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
StrokesFreestyle, water polo
ClubNew York Athletic Club
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "George Van Cleaf". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2015-09-11.
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