WINDSOR, ONTARIO — Hiram College Alum and former Head Swimming and Diving Coach Jack Groselle ’76 added to his already impressive world record total this season with three more records in the 60-64 age group which he set at the Windsor Masters Swim Meet in Windsor, Ontario.
Groselle posted world record times in the 200-meter individual medley (2:24.75), the 200-meter freestyle (2:05.07) and the 100-meter free (55.87 seconds). His time in the 200-meter IM bettered the previous record by over a second (2:25.98) which was held by Timothy Shead. His mark in the 100-meter free improved upon the previous record of 56.63 seconds turned in by Richard Abrahams and his mark in the 200-meter free surpassed his own record time of 2:06.13 which he set earlier this season.
Groselle ended up competing in a total of seven events at the meet, posting the top time in each race, with additional victories in the 100-meter IM (1:06.10), the 100-meter butterfly (1:04.05), the 100-meter breaststroke (1:12.38) and 50-meter free (25.59 seconds). Three of his four times in these events were within a second of breaking the current world record and he was within 1.5 seconds in the other event.
“This was a really good meet for me and I am very happy with the results,” said Groselle
Earlier this season, Groselle had world record times in the 200-meter free (2:06.13) at the “Milford Meltdown” in Milford, Mich. on March 16. Prior to the meet in Milford, he recorded his first record-setting performance of the season back in early February at the 27th Annual “Super” Swim Meet in Brighton, Mich. in which he swam a time of 4:35.15 in the 400-meter free.
Groselle, a 1976 graduate of Hiram, was a standout collegiate swimmer. He was the Division III National Champion in the 50-meter free in 1976 and was a two-time All-American in addition to being an two-time All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference award winner and the PAC Most Valuable Swimmer (1976). Groselle held as many as six school records during his collegiate days and currently still owns the school record in the 50-yard free (21.20 seconds) which he set in 1975.
He recently stepped down as Head Swimming and Diving Coach at his alma mater after a combined 22 seasons at the helm.