Maureen swam for the Auburn YMCA age group team from seven years old until she graduated from Edward Little High School in 1981.
Cyndie Bowie has the distinction of being the first Maine female swimmer to qualify, compete, and score at the YMCA National Swimming Championships.
The first Maine interscholastic swimmer to break five minutes in the 500 freestyle with a 4:50.2 performance and the first swimmer to eclipse two minutes in the 200 individual medley at 1:59.7, Scott Bowie set interscholastic state records in the 100 backstroke, 200 freestyle in addition to the 500 free and 200 IM.
Charlie Butt, born in China, set 3 Chinese national swimming records. He was named to the 1948 Chinese Olympic Swimming Team and was a member of the Chinese National basketball team, although he did not compete in the 1948 Games.
Bruce Crock began swimming for the MDI YMCA Sharks in 1980 under Coach Lenny Demuro. Bruce totally dominated the YMCA swim league all of his age group career, only slightly challenged in his later seasons.
Lenny graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1962 and went on to graduate from Bowdoin College in 1966 after learning to swim in order to pass the required swimming test. Lenny went on to get a job as a school teacher in Bar Harbor.
Karen began her swimming career at the Bath YMCA in 1975 under Coach Guy Saucier. She quickly began establishing team records.
Sarah Oldenburg Falk
Pete Foley started his swimming career at the Portland Boys Club with legendary coach Harold Paulson. Through high school and college, Pete was a member of many Portland Boys Club championship teams and won a number of Maine and New England AAU championships. He was a standout swimmer for Cheverus and concluded his high school career by winning two events at the State Meet and a third place at the New England Championships.
As both a swimmer and an official, Fran Fox's contributions to Maine's swimming and diving community have been impressive.
At age 47, Pat started her open water swimming career in memory of her 34 year old brother and Maine champion swimmer, Robbie Gallant, who died of an unexpected heart attack. Pat planned to swim in The Peaks to Portland 2.4 mile ocean swim in his honor. Robbie had been a two time winner of that race. Her intent was to only do the race on time but soon discovered her passion for the sport of open water swimming. By the age of 50, she noticed that her endurance had improved and that she could swim great distances.
Most recently Chris received the Dr. Bruce Hutchinson Award in honor of Coach Hutchinson for former SCSU alumni who have made outstanding coaching contributions to Diving and Swimming. Chris is the second Bangor High School graduate to receive the award along with Coach Emery.
Lauren Hill Wood
Lauren Hill Wood established state records in the 100 back, 100 fly, 200 individual medley, and the 500 free swimming for Cape Elizabeth High. In addition, she and her relay teammates set state records in the 400 free relay and the 200 medley relay.
Frederick “Fritz” Homans
Anne Marie Largay-Poulin
Robert began swimming in 1979 at the age of 5 with the Pine Tree Swim Club under Coach Ernie Tarling. His age group career found him swimming with BullsEye Swim Team, Westbrook Seals, Seacoast Swim Club, New England Health and Racquet Club before finishing his career with the Portland Porpoise's.
As an age group diver Katie Mailman won multiple New England diving titles. At Falmouth High, she continued her success completing 4 years of interscholastic diving undefeated in both dual meet and championship competition.
Marshall, the first swimmer in Maine interscholastic swimming to break 54 seconds in the 100-yard backstroke, won seven Maine Principals' Association individual titles.
Frank Marston, who began his diving career at Portland’s Deering High in 1985, developed his diving skills under the coaching of Harvey Wheeler (MSDOF) inductee) and earned seven NCAA Division 3 All American recognitions at Bowdoin College.
Irving McCalmon Jr.
Swimming for the Auburn YMCA and the Lewiston YWCA, Sean McLellan set numerous age group and Y records. In 1978, he qualified for and competed in the YMCA Nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Hall of Fame pool.
Since accepting the head coach position at the Bath YMCA in 1985, Jay Morissette has guided the YMCA team to 35 YMCA state titles including 33 consecutive championships. Additionally, the Long Reach Swim Club of the Bath Y has won 17 Maine Winter Championship crowns and 11 summer titles.
Dave Ploch was an age group swimmer in Bethesda, Maryland and was his high school team captain his junior and senior year. After graduation he was the Old Town-Orono YMCA assistant swim coach from 1978-1983.
Emily Caras Snyder
Betty has been a charter member of the Maine Swimming Officials Association since 1968. She has held the positions of secretary, treasurer and president of the MSOA.
John Waldman, the 11th ranked swimmer in the world by the American Swim Coaches Association in 1983, was introduced to competitive swimming at the Bath YMCA in 1971.
James Wells, one of Maine's most accomplished swimmers, competed in the United States 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympic Trials in the 100-meter backstroke.
Harold "Bud" White
Harold began swimming for his father Harold S. White, Sr., then coach of the Auburn YMCA in the early 1930’s. As a 4 year high school swimmer, he was undefeated in individual events in dual meet competition. He was a high school state record holder in the 50 free (25.0) and the 100 freestyle (55.3) for 1935. Those records would last 6 years each with his 100 time earning him high school All American status.
Bob Winslow's coaching career at Belfast High began in 1973-4. In 2016, the Lions' head coach recorded his 350th victory. At the time of his HOF induction Winslow owned a 382-156-6 won-loss-tie record.
Jennifer Roberts Zarkoskie
Jenni Roberts Zarkoskie competed in the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in the 200-meter individual medley and the 200-meter butterfly two years after winning the 100 yard butterfly at the YMCA Nationals. Earlier in 2012, Zarkoskie earned NCAA Honorable Mention Division 1 All American recognition as a member of the University of Maryland's NCAA Championship 200 free relay. (1:30).