Pat Riley Sr.


PAT M. RILEY became a positive force in Arkansas swimming in the early 1960’s. It became clear to him the need for ‘excellence’ in swimming, as opposed to recreational. To achieve this goal it required quality pools, quality coaching and an atmosphere conductive to competition of ‘excellence’. To accomplish it, he became the Founding President of the Little Rock Racquet Club and the development of the Dolphin Swim Team.