John E. Morris lll

About This Inductee

John was voted Best Athlete in 1958 at Wyoming Seminary. At Seminary, John was class president his sophomore year and vice-president his junior year. It was a member of the swim team that John made his greatest mark. Voted outstanding swimmer in 1958, he broke the school record in the 200 yard freestyle and 220 yard individual medley and finished third and fourth respectively in these events in the Colgate Prep School Championships. John finished his four year career with one of the best individual records in the history of Wyoming Seminary. John took his swimming talents to Providence, Rhode Island in 1959 and for the next four years started for the Bruins of Brown. He held the freshman, varsity and pool records in the 220 yard, 440 yard and 1500 meter freestyles. He won the New England Swimming Championships in the 220 and 440 in -60, -6l and -62. At the conclusion of the dual meet season, John swam in the Eastern Championships each of his four years and twice represented Brown in the NCAA Championships, once being selected to compete in the AAU National Outdoor Championships. John is the first male swimmer inducted into the Hall of Fame. Currently, John and his wife Claire reside in Dallas, PA.