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Charles W Schroeder
Charles W  Schroeder

Last College:
New York AC

Position:
Field

Induction Year:
1981


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1981

Club: New York Athletic Club, Flatbush Boys Club

College: Brooklyn College

High School: Erasmus Hall H.S.

Playing Record: H.S. 1934 - 37, College 1942 - 43, 1946 - 48, Club 1947 - 62

Participation:

  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team outdoor 1954 - 56, 58, 60, 62
  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team indoor 1949, 52, 53, 54, 62
  • AAU Jr. National Championship Team indoor 1949
  • US Olympic Trials Team 1948 (3rd) 1952 (2nd) 1956 (4th) 1960
  • US Olympic Team 1948 (Alternate) London ENG XIV
  • North American Championship Team 1962, 64, 65
  • Mid Ocean Championship Team 1947, 52 Bermuda
  • AAU Sr. Metropolitan Championship Team indoor 1948

Coach:

  • NYAC 1961 - 65 Two (2) National Championship Teams
  • 1961 indoor & outdoor
  • US Maccabiah Team 1961 (bronze)
  • US Olympic Trials Team 1964
  • West Chester State College Womens W/P Team 1979
  • North American Championship Team 1966
  • Upper St. Clair H.S. 1966 - 78 (12 yrs) six (6) Players named to National High School Team

Referee:

  • AAU National Rated
  • NCAA Western Pennsylvania Collegiate League
  • Pennsylvania High School League PIAA

Swimming:

  • AAU National Swim Team 1941 Breaststroke
  • NCAA Eastern Schools undefeated 2 yrs Breaststroke
  • New York City H.S. Champion 50 Freestyle 1937
  • New York City H.S. Championship Team 1937

Official:

  • US Olympic Festival 1985, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91

Honors:

  • Captain NYAC Team 1949 - 50
  • AAU All American Selection outdoor 1951, 54, 55, 56
  • AAU All American Selection indoor 1951, 54
  • AAU National Water Polo Committee 19 yrs
  • AAU Olympic Water Polo Committee 12 yrs
  • USWP Hall of Fame/Awards Committee Secretary 1988 - Present
  • USWP:
    • Site Selection Committee Chairman (3 yrs), Development Comm. Sports Festival Comm., Zone II Chairman, Region 12 Zone I, District 43 Zone IV, Board of Governors, Board of Directors
    • USWP Historian named in 1989
    • In charge of US Olympic Trials in Astoria NY 1964
  • Organized W/P in Western PA H.S. Formed 10 teams
  • PA Interscholastic A.A. recognized W/P in 1979 as a result
  • President Allegheny Mountain Association AAU
  • Chairman Water Polo AMA AAU
  • Formed the Eastern Water Polo League (member)
  • Formed the AAU North American W/P League (Chairman)
  • Conducted Womens National W/P Championship at Chartiers Valley High School Pool PA 1978
  • New York A.C. W/P & Swimming Committee Member
  • Swimming
    • Official NCAA Class III Schools Eastern US
    • Official Metropolitan Assoc. AAU
    • Official PIAA State Championships 1976 - 78
    • Official Referee WPIAL Championships 1977
    • Captain High School Team 1937
    • Captain College Team 1942
    • Elected to High School Hall of Fame 1937
    • Synchronized Swimming AAU Metropolitan Assoc. Chairman 1950

Personal:

  • Sales & Marketing for Great Western Wines & Champagnes
  • Member US Air Force - Instructor Pilot WW II (5 yrs)
  • Reserve (25 yrs) involved in Korea & Vietnam Retired Col.
  • Married Spouse, Carol, Son Charles F., Daughter Kim D., and six (6) grandchildren
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