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Micky Gunn

 

Mickey Gunn
Mickey Gunn began establishing records in 1944 was a 14 year old while swimming for the Little Rock Boys Club. He set record in the 50m Backstroke and the 100 m junior Freestyle events. In 1946, 1947, and 1948 Mickey competed in Arkansas A.A.U competitions setting new record in the 100,200 m and 400 meter men’s Freestyle events. Described as “the fastest swimmer in the South” by the Arkansas Gazette, he won16 individual awards and was a member of 8 Championship relay teams. At the time he held more titles than any other swimmer in the state. In 1948 Mickey was nominated for the higher given in Arkansas to an athlete in any sport: the Neil Martin Victory Trophy.

Mickey went on to Captain the Varsity swimming team at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, swimming against powerhouse teams from Texas A & M, Baylor, SMU, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Florida and the Naval Air Stations at Memphis and Pensacola. He established college records in the 200 and 400 yard Freestyle events, lettering three years as a Varsity swimmer.