Hometown and Current residence: Little Rock. AR
Family and Occupation: Wife, Nancy. Sons: Clark (40) and Will (35) I retired April 12th from Simmons Bank after 43 years in banking/financial services.
Swimming background: I started swimming competitively at age 14 at the Downtown Little Rock YMCA under coach John Hays. I swam on the Freshman team at Columbia University, then transferred to SMU, where my times weren’t fast enough to make the team. I got serious about Masters swimming last April at the Hall of Fame Meet, which was my first competition in 50 years.
Favorite event/race: I won the State 200 Yard Breaststroke title in 1967, but I’m currently focusing on the 50-yard Breaststroke. Father time is relentless, so USRPT is right up my alley.
Swimming heroes: Pat Miles, Mike Burton
Swimming goals: For now, to go under 40:00 in 50 Breaststroke
Advice to new masters swimmers: Set a goal
Hobbies: Other than swim every day, my “hobbies” in retirement are TBD.
Favorite drills: Do you have to do drills after 70?
Where do you currently swim? Jim Dailey Fitness Center