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Tim Shaw
Tim  Shaw

Last College:
Long Beach

Position:
Field

Induction Year:
1991


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1991

Club: Industry Hills

College: California State University, Long Beach (B.A. Psychology)

High School: Long Beach - Wilson H.S.

Playing Record: H.S. 1972 - 75, College 1975 - 78, Club 1978 - 84

Participation:

  • USWP Sr. National Championship Tea, 1980, 81, 82, 83
  • US Pan American Team 1983 Caracas VEN IX (gold)
  • US Olympic Team 1984 Los Angeles CA XXIII (silver)
  • World Championship Team 1982 Guayaquil ECU IV
  • Coach Cal State Univ. 1980-83 (Assistant)
  • Long Beach Poly H.S. JV Aquatics 1980
  • Clinics Instructed swimming and water polo in the U.S., Japan, China, Cuba, Canada & Europe

Swimming:

    Swimming Member of the US Olympic Team 1976 Montreal CA XXI 400 mtr Freestyle (silver)
  • American Record Holder 10 times in the 200, 400, 800, 1500 mtrs freestyle 1970's
  • World record holder 12 times in the 200, 400, 800, 1500 mtrs freestyle 1970's
  • World record holder in the 800 freestyle relay at the 1976 Olympic Games
  • Participated in the World Cup in Belgrade 1973
  • In the World Championships 1975 Cali COL. II was a triple gold medalist
  • Participated in the World Championships Berlin GER 1978

Honors:

  • USWP All American selection 1980, 81, 82, 83
  • High School All American 1974
  • Sullivan Award 1975 Best Amateur Athlete in the Nation for any sport
  • FINA Prize Eminence Award to any individual or Organization for greatest contribution for advancement of World Aquatics.
  • World Athlete of the Year 1975 (Grand Prix De L'Acadamie des Sports)
  • Citizens Savings World Trophy for North America
  • Inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame 1989
  • Athlete of the Year CSULB 1975, 76, 77
  • Scholar Athlete of the Year CSULB 1976-77, 1977-78
  • Voted Los Angeles Area Greatest Swimmer for the first 200 years
  • Athlete of the Year 1975 by the Long Beach Century Club
  • Life Member of the Long Beach Century Club, Olympic Sports Team
  • Southern California Olympians, and Sullivan Award voting contingent

Personal:

  • Swimming and Water Polo Coach, high school teacher
  • Born in Long Beach CA, Stats 6'2", 220 lbs., blond, blue eyes
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