Basil Heal Francis 1931

1932 Olympics, USA Men’s Swimming
Basil Francis was the third Mercersburg swimmer to compete in the Olympics, swimming the 200 meter breaststroke at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California. Francis was just 17 years old at the time, making him the youngest Mercersburg swimmer to compete for the United States in the Olympics.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
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