Carl Quaintance


Carl F. Quaintance
Quaintance began his swimming and diving career in Year 1938 at the Little Rock YMCA, swimming the State AAU’s Boy’s One-Meter and Men’s Three-Meter springboard diving championship at age 14. As a varsity freshman diver at the University of Texas in 1943 he won the Southwest Conference Men’s Three-Meter diving events and placed first in Three-Meter events at two dual meets in Mexico City, D.F. to gain International Status. After three years service in the U.S. Navy he returned to the Texas team in 1946. He placed sixth in the NCAA Men’s One-Meter finals to earn All-American status and was runner-up in the SWC Men’s three-Meter diving. That same year he completed his second “Double-Double” in winning the Men’s Three-Meter springboard and Men’s Eight-Meter platform dicing in the Arkansas AAU. Finals. He was named Arkansas’ Outstanding Amateur Athlete in 1946 and had been ranked eight place three times among the top ten divers in National Outdoor AAU competition.