Sarah Frances "Fanny" Durack (born October 27, 1889 in Sydney , † March 21, 1956 there ) was an Australian swimmer .
From 1910 to 1918 she was the best freestyle swimmer in the world from short to long distance and held the world records from 100 yards to 1 mile. Consequently, at the Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912 , she also became the first female Olympic champion in swimming in the 100 m freestyle . In 1967 she was inducted into the international swimming pool 's hall of fame .
- Fanny Durack in the International Swimming Hall of Fame (English)
- Fanny Durack in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Durack, Sarah Frances|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Australian swimmer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 27, 1889|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Sydney|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 21, 1956|
|Place of death||Sydney|