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Hiram alum Jack Groselle to be inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame

Hiram alum Jack Groselle to be inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former Hiram swimmer and head coach Jack Groselle will be inducted into The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF).

He is one of seven individuals who will receive this honor in 2015 and will officially be inducted on October 2 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Groselle has set 23 International Swimming Federation (FINA) records, including 15 long course records and eight short course in butterfly, freestyle, breaststroke and the I.M.

In 2014, he broke seven world records, with six coming in long events and one coming in short.

Groselle has totaled 10 medals, including seven gold, in two FINA Masters World Championships in 2006 and 2008. In addition, he is the only man to hold U.S. Master Swimming records in the same event (100-meter freestyle) in five different age groups.

Groselle is a 1976 graduate of Hiram and was a standout collegiate swimmer.  He was the Division III National Champion in the 50-meter free in 1976 and was a two-time All-American in addition to being an two-time All-Presidents' Athletic Conference award winner and the PAC Most Valuable Swimmer (1976).  Groselle held as many as six school records during his collegiate days and currently still owns the school record in the 50-yard free (21.20 seconds) which he set in 1975.

Information in this article was taken from Swimming World magazine