Hutton, Ralph

HUTTON, Ralph, swimmer (b 6 Mar 1948, Ocean Falls). The "iron man" of Canadian SWIMMING joined the national team at age 15 with legendary OCEAN FALLS coach George Gate. Hutton won a bronze in the 1,500-m freestyle and a silver and bronze in relays at the 1963 Pan American Games. He didn't bring home a medal from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics but he and Ocean Falls teammate Sandy Gilchrist performed better than any Canadian male swimmers since the 1920s. At the 1966 British Empire Games Hutton won an...

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