FROM STAFF REPORTS A pair of Cranston natives will be inducted into Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame as members of the 2021 class. The induction is set to take place this Saturday at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown. Here is a look at the two
FROM STAFF REPORTS A pair of Cranston natives will be inducted into Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame as members of the 2021 class. The induction is set to take place this Saturday at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown.
Here is a look at the two inductees.
David Andersen was a member of the Cranston High School swim dynasty of the 1960’s coached by Ed Golden. Dave attended Cranston East High School (1959-1963) and Southern Connecticut State College (1963-1967).
As a member of the Cranston Swim Club he was an outstanding swimmer. While in high school Dave achieved All-State honors in all three varsity years (freshmen could not compete).
In 1963 he was 1st team in the 50 free, 100 free, medley relay, and free relay. He was the 50 free New England Interscholastic Champion and a member of the New England medley relay championship team.
The winning team set a New England record. Dave was a Brown Interscholastic finalist all three years and in 1963 championed the 50 free. While at Southern Conn. he qualified for the NCAA Division II championships. David continued his passion for swimming coaching the Chicopee High School team until becoming the Assistant Superintendent of Schools.
David Hague competed in age group swimming for the Cranston Swim Club under Coach James Lynch and continued his swimming career at Western Hills Middle School and Cranston West High School. David was an excellent age grouper, middle school, and high school swimmer.
In high school he earned Journal Bulletin 1st team All State Honors on the 400 free relay all three years and was a finalist in the New England Interscholastic Championship Swim Meet. David attended Keene State College again successfully competing all four years at the New England intercollegiate level.
In 1976 he competed in the NCAA Division II Nationals and placed 11th earning All-American honors. David continued swimming at the Master Level of United States Swimming and has earned many titles adding two World Records to his resume.
David is being inducted into the Aquatic Hall of Fame for his most notable achievements of teaching and coaching; he has coached numerous Texas High School All-State Swimmers and All-Americans.
During his 41 years of teaching and coaching David has been named National High School Boys Swimming Coach of the Year, Texas High School Boys Swimming Coach of the Year, and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association.
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