- Pennsylvania Swimming Hall of Fame inductee.
- Johnstown High graduate was one of the most widely sought swimming instructors in the U.S.
- Won the YMCA national 1,000-yard breaststroke championship in 1930.
- Competed for the prestigious Illinois Athletic Club and coached the Chicago YMCA team to the national YMCA championship.
- Retired after 55 years as a volunteer and professional American Red Cross swimming instructor and field man to aid flood victims.
- His 36 years as a professional staff member is one of the longest in U.S. history.
- Joined the National Red Cross field staff in 1936 after 12 years of experience as a volunteer in Red Cross first-aid and life saving work.
- Was director of these services for multiple chapters of the Red Cross, served as faculty member of the Red Cross national aquatic schools and directed the Red Cross national aquatic school.
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