Audrey Griffin in her bathing suit

Audrey Griffin was undefeated in all but three of her twelve Victoria Times "Through-Victoria Long Distance Swim" races. During the 1920's, this race was the single, biggest, annual sporting event in the capital city and thousands of Victorians lined the three miles from the Empress Hotel Causeway to the Gorge Hotel to see the powerful Audrey beat all the men and women who competed. Her 3 losses were to Tommy Wellburn (once) and John Cameron (twice). During her stellar career as a swimmer, from 1915 to 1929, she won BC Championship titles 13 times in various events, Pacific Northwest Championships 27 times in various events, the Alberta Championship 4 times and she won the Dominion Championship 5 times and placed second 3 times. She is a member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

saveonABOUT THE GREATER VICTORIA
SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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