May 6, 2006
On May 13, 2006,
our own Joe Bottom will join a small group of elite swimmers to be
inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Joe is an
Olympian who swam for SCSC and Santa Clara High School back in the
1970's. He was one of the first high school swimmers to break :20
in the 50 yard freestyle.
At the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, he won a silver medal in the 100 M Fly, placed 6th in the 100M Freestyle, and he swam the butterfly leg of the medley relay in the preliminaries. That relay won a gold medal in the finals.
Congratulations, Joe! We're proud of you!
FACTOID: More swimmers from SCSC are inducted in to the ISHOF than from any other club in the world! SCSC continues to shine!