Nancy Welch (Lyons)

1930 –

Beatrice (Nancy) Welch who competed as Lyons finished second in the 200m breaststroke at London 1948. Prior to the Olympics, she had changed her style from the traditional breaststroke to that of butterfly, which was a legitimate form of breaststroke at the Olympics before Melbourne 1956. Lyons competed again at Helsinki 1952 but was eliminated in the heats of the 200m breaststroke. At the Empire Games at Auckland 1950 she joined with fellow London Olympians in Judy Joy Davies and Marjorie McQuade to win the 3x110 yards medley relay.

Olympic Results

Helsinki 1952 - Summer Olympic Games

200m Breaststroke - Women
Heat 3:04.4 2nd
Semi Final 3:05.6 8th
Final Placing 15 / 34

London 1948 - Summer Olympic Games

200m Backstroke - Women
Heat 3:02.9 1st
Semi Final 3:00.9 1st
Final 2:57.7 2nd  
Final Placing 2 / 22