Athlete HOF

Southwest Ohio YMCA Swim League

Athlete Hall of Fame Recipients


Date of Induction Athlete Comment
July 1999

Tom Gompf

Dayton Central

While swimming and diving for Dayton Central at National YMCA Championships: Athlete's high point, and 1st place in 1m diving, 3m diving, and 200 IM in 1956; 1st place in 1m diving, 3m diving, and trampoline in 1957. All-American for 3 years in diving and gymnastics at Ohio State University. Bronze medalist, 10m diving in the 1964 Olympics. Served as coach or judge of Olympic diving in 1976, 1984, 1988. Board member or officer of US Diving Inc., US Olympic Committee, FINA Diving, US Aquatics Sports, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

July 1999

Marty Hubbell


While swimming for Countryside YMCA, he held 24 Cluster records; won 11 SC National titles (5 relay) and 16 LC National titles (6 relay); in 1992 held or shared 4 SC National records and still has 2; and held 4 LC records and still has 2. Graduated from U. of Texas in 1997, chosen U. of Texas scholar/athlete in 1996. Now attending law school.

March 2003

Molly Weithorn

​Powell Crosely


Molly began her swimming career as a novice swimmer for the Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA in the fall of 1987 at age 9 and continued through her senior year in high school in 1997.  She continued her career and developed into a tremendous swimmer specializing in the IM.  She finished her YMCA swimming career as the most accomplished female swimmer in Tigershark history.

Molly continued her swimming career at Miami University.  She was an immediate contributor for the RedHawks at the Mid-American Conference Championships during her four years.  During these years, she trained with the Tigersharks each summer serving as a role model in the water to younger Tigershark swimmers.  She ended her swimming career as the 2001 MAC Champion in the 400 IM.  She graduated from Miami with a 3.50 GPA in Elementary Education.

While Molly’s athletic career is distinguished, her award is based on her commitment to give back to YMCA swimming.  She rejoined the Tigershark Swimming Team as White Practice Group Coach in the summer of 2001.  She was named Senior Assistant in the fall of 2001.  She is a committed coach for the Tigershark Swimming Program where she developed as a swimmer and a person.  She works with 45-70 Tigershark swimmers daily between the two practice groups.  She has performed extremely well as a coach and is respected by the current athletes for her passion and dedication to the swimmers.  She relates well to the seniors and 11-12 swimmers and is an excellent teacher of swimming skills and competitive techniques.  She has developed and implemented a comprehensive dryland training program for the Tigershark senior swimmers.  She has brought the same dedication, enthusiasm and goal oriented tenacity from her swimming career to her coaching career. Each time, the Tigershark Swimming Team has been the beneficiary.

March 2003

Dod Wales

M.E. Lyons