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Clyde A Swendsen
Clyde A  Swendsen

Last College:
Los Angeles AC

Position:
Field

Induction Year:
1980


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1980

Club: Los Angeles Athletic Club, Hollywood A.C.

College: University of California Los Angeles

High School: Blacke - Foxe Military Academy, Hollywood H.S.

Playing Record: 1914 - 1920

Participation:

  • US Olympic Team 1920 Antwerp BEL VII (Water Polo)
  • US Olympic Team 1920 Antwerp BEL VII (Swimming)
  • AAU Sr. National Champion 1914 (Diving, Platform & Springboard) Also 8 other National Champion titles

Coach:

  • US Olympic Team 1932 Los Angeles CA X (bronze)
  • US Olympic Team 1936 Berlin GER XI
  • Four (4) Olympic Divers winning gold medals in the 1924, 28, 32, 36 Olympic Games
  • Seventeen (17) of his Athletes participated in Olympic Games
  • Coached LAAC for 14 years (Aquatics)
  • Competed in Swimming, Diving, & Water Polo and Coached all three
  • Buster Crabbe & Johnny Weismuller Trained under Clyde

Honors:

  • Elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • Taught about 75,000 youngsters to swim
  • Received the Fred Cady Memorial Award 1932, 36

Personal:

  • Married Spouse Ann
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