George Vernot

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George Vernot
George Vernot 1920.jpg
George Vernot in 1920
Personal information
Full name George Edward Vernot
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Montréal SC
McGill Martlets
College team McGill University

George Edward Vernot (February 27, 1901 – November 22, 1962) was a Canadian swimmer. He was a freestyle swimmer.

Vernot competed for Canada at both the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium and at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. He won a silver and a bronze medal for Canada at the 1920 games. He won the silver in the 1500 m freestyle and the bronze in the 400 m freestyle.

He attended McGill University and studied civil engineering. He still competed in both amateur and intercollegiate swimming, as well as, water polo. He was chosen to compete for Canada at the 1924 Olympics, but he was eliminated in the semifinals for both the 1500 m freestyle and the 400 m freestyle events. In 1926, he graduated from McGill University and he decided to retire from swimming. After retiring, he worked for the City of Montreal and he became the chairman of the Board of Assessors in 1948. He died in Montreal on November 22, 1962. The city of Montreal named a park after him on April 10, 1969.[1][2]

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  1. "Biography". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-2-1.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "George Vernot". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2015-2-1.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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