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Michael J. McDermott
Michael J.  McDermott

Last College:
El Segundo AC

Position:
Field

Induction Year:
1980


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1976, Charter Member

Club: Illinois Athletic Club

College: Unknown

High School: Unknown

Playing Record: 1912 - 1924

Participation:

  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team indoor 1914, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24
  • US Olympic Team 1920 Antwerp BEL VII
  • Pan American Game Chairman 1959 Chicago IL

Swimming:

  • US Olympic Team 1912 Stockholm SWE
  • AAU National Long Distant Champion 1913, 14, 16, 17
  • First (1) in St. Louis MO 10 mile swim (3 times)
  • AAU National 200 yrd Breaststroke Champion nine (9) yrs in a row 1910 - 1918

Honors:

  • Member of the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame 1969
  • A National Swimming Champion at age sixteen

Personal:

  • Business - M. J. McDermott & Co. Construction
  • Member of the U.S. Navy WWI Dirigible Pilot
  • Married, Spouse Minnie, Sister Marie, Brothers Francis, Gerard and Gerald. Married 5/18/1917
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