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George W. Crimmins, Sr. 

Inducted May 2001

 

George started his teaching career in Brunswick in 1936 and retired in 1970.   During his many years at Brunswick, he coached basketball, baseball, track, football, swimming and was a longtime athletic director.

George coached swimming at Brunswick High School for 38 years.  During this time his team won seven State Swimming Championships and were runners-up eight times. 

He served as State Meet Director for 28 years, New England Swimming Director for two years and an official of the National Collegiate Swimming Championships.  He served as president of the Maine Swim Coaches Association and New England Coaches Association. 

In 1962, George received the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Outstanding Service Award.  He is survived by his sister H. Martha Crimmins and his son Thomas Crimmins.