George Van Cleaf
Elected to Hall of Fame: 1988
Club: Knickerbocker A.C., New York Athletic Club
High School: Unknown
Playing Record: Club 1896 - 05
- AAU Sr. National Championship Team 4 times
- US Olympic Team 1904 St. Louis MO III (gold) Soft Ball
- Swimming AAU National one (1) Mile Champion 1900
- Was the 100th elected member into the USWP Hall of Fame
- Typhoid fever took his life after the 1904 Olympic Games
- NYAC Team lost two (2) players George being one of them
- Swim tanks, rivers & lakes were polluted or stagnant after typhoid was present.
- Filtration systems only came in after 1910.