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Keith Carter

An Akron native who graduated from Western Reserve Academy and spent three years in the Army Air Force before he became nationally known for his swimming exploits at Purdue University in1946-49. He established numerous records for the Boilermakers and qualified for the 1948 Olympics in London in the 100 yard freestyle. As captain of the Purdue swimmers his senior season, Carter broke the Big Nine Conference records in the50 and 100 yard freestyle and 200 yard breaststroke, established a new American record for the 150 yard individual medley and garnered the world record (59.4) in the 100 yard breaststroke.

Inducted 1959 | Swimming