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Terry Schroeder
Terry  Schroeder

Last College:


Induction Year:


CIF Opens Voting For All-Century Fall Team; Heavy Water Polo Presence On Ballot

Voting recognizes 100 years of California Interscholastic Federation Competition


Water Polo Well Represented On CIF-Southern Section 100 Greatest Athletes List

Five Water Polo Athletes Join Likes Of Jackie Robinson and Tiger Woods


Chick McIlroy - Living the Water Polo Life

Two-time Olympian hangs up his cap at age 70 with a pool full of memories

Elected to Hall of Fame: 1999, Life Member

Club: Industry Hills, Malibu, NYAC & Harvard

College: Pepperdine University, Malibu CA

High School: San Marcos HS Santa Barbara CA

Playing Record: HS 1977-80, College 81-85, Club 86-Present


  • Member of US National Team 1978-1992
  • Captain of US National Team 1981-1992
  • Member of US Olympic Team 1980-1984-1988-1992
  • Silver Medal Olympic Games 1984 & 1988
  • Member of US Pan American Team 1979-1983-1987-1991
  • Gold Medals Pan American Games 1979-1983-1987, Silver 1991
  • Member of FINA World Cup Teams 1978-1981-1985-1987-1991
  • Gold Medal FINA World Cup 1991, Silver Medal 1985
  • Member of World Championship Team 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990

Club Affiliations:

  • Clubs - Industry Hills, Malibu, NYAC & Harvard
  • Member of Seven Outdoor National Champion Teams
  • MVP National Championships Six Times
  • Fourteen times All American


  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
  • Three times college All American

Special Achievements:

  • 1981 Named top player in the World by Swimming World
  • 1985 Named top player in the World by Swimming World
  • 1984 Model for male torso, Olympic Gateway, Los Angeles CA
  • 1984 Olympia Award
  • 1988 Carried flag for United States Delegation in closing ceremonies, Olympic Games, Seoul, Korea
  • 1992 Superstars Competition, Cancun, Mexico - Second Place


  • D.C. Palmer University - West 1986 Graduate Cum Laude
  • B.S. Pepperdine University 1981 Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Sports Medicine - NCAA Top Ten Scholar Athlete 1981


  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Westlake Village, California
  • Chiropractic Consultant, Pepperdine University Athletic Teams
  • Head Coach, Pepperdine University NCAA Water Polo since 1987
  • NCAA Water Polo Champions 1997
  • NCAA Coach of the Year 1997
  • Author - The Spine in Sports by Robert Watkins M.D., Co-Author of Chapter on Water Polo
  • Guest Lecturer and Instructor, Chiropractic Seminars
  • Television Color Analyst for Water Polo, TBS Sports, Prime Networks, USA Cable, and Bud Sports
  • Active Member - Screen Actors Guild
  • Active Member - American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness



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