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Kenneth Nitzkowski
Kenneth  Nitzkowski

Last College:
Long Beach

Position:
Coach

Induction Year:
1993


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1993, Life Member

Club: Inland Nu-Pike W/P Club, Phillips 66 W/P C., NAS Los Alamitos

College: Fullerton Jr. Coll., Univ. of Calif. L.A.

High School: Huntington Beach H.S.

Playing Record: H.S. 1946 - 49, College 1949 - 52, Club 1949 - 52

Participation:

  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team outdoor 1949, 50, 52
  • Southern California Championship Team 1948, 49 Fullerton

Coach:

  • Long Beach City College 12 So. Cal. Championship Teams during 1955-60, 1969, 71, 77
  • Cal. State C.C. 2 State Championship Teams 1962, 70
  • US Olympic Team 1968 Mexico City XIX Assistant Coach
  • US Olympic Team 1972 Munich GER XX (Bronze)
  • US Olympic Team 1976 Montreal CAN XXI Assistant Coach
  • US Olympic Team 1980 Moscow SU XXII (Boycott)
  • US Olympic Team 1984 Los Angeles CA XXIII (Silver)
  • US Pan American Team 1975 Mexico City MEX VII (Silver)
  • US Pan American Team 1979 San Juan PR VIII (Gold)
  • US Pan American Team 1983 Caracas VEN IX (Gold)
  • US Olympic Trials Team 1968 1st, 1972 1st
  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team outdoor 1963, 64, 68
  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team indoor 1964

Team Manager:

  • US Pan American Team 1967 Winnipeg CAN V (Gold)
  • Member of USWP Hall of Fame/Awards Committee
  • Member of USWP Long Range Planning Committee
  • Member of USWP Board of Directors
  • Author of many W/P Articles and Producer of Video Tapes for training purposes
  • US Olympic Swim Team, 200 meter breaststroke 1952 Helsinki FIN 1952
  • Honors Coach of USWP National Team 1977-1984
  • Player All PAC 8 Selection 1950 UCLA
  • Coach USWP National Team for European Tours 1966, 67, 68, 78, 79
  • Elected to International Swimming Hall of Fame (Water Polo) 1991
  • Swimmer of the Year, Fullerton 1949
  • Lettered 2 yrs at Fullerton
  • Captain of UCLA Swim Team 1951
  • Swimmer of the Year UCLA 1951
  • All American Swim Team 1950-1951
  • Three of his LBCC Grads on the 1960 Olympic Team
  • Four of his Grads on the 1963 Pan American Team

Personal:

  • Spouse Barbara and 7 Children
  • Received Masters Degree from LBSC
  • Restaurateur - Beach Pavilion CA
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