Bob Courtway


ROBERT F. “BOB” COURTWAY coached swimming and water polo at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, for 18 years-12 as Head Coach. His team complied dual meet records of 128-52-2, and winning 10 Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference Championships, nine of them in a row. He was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame as a Coach of Swimming in 1979, the first in that category. He was inducted into the Arkansas Swimming Hall of Fame 1986. He was the NAIA representative on the U.S. Olympic Committee, 1964-1972. President of the NAIA Swimming Coaches, 1970-1972. and winner of the 1966 Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Conway, Ark., Chamber of Commerce. He is the volunteer Coach of the Conway High School team, starting in 1962,until the present (1987), and founded the “Third Grade Learn-to-Swim” program in the Conway Schools in 1962, which founded the Wilson, Ark., Aquatic club in 1954, and the Hendrix Aquakids in 1961. Both clubs are still operating in the USS program