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Barry Deacon

 

Barry Deacon
Swimming for the Jonesboro YMCA, Deacon achieved national prominence as a 12-year old who had the 3rd best 50-yard freestyle, backstroke, and individual medley events, and place in the 1500-meter freestyle at the 1963 Canadian Nationals. He helped lead the Jonesboro High School swimming team to three state championships and was the first Arkansas swimmer to receive a full athletic scholarship to the University of Arkansas. Deacon continues to be involved in swimming through the Jonesboro YMCA.