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Inducted May 2005
Bruce Crock began swimming for the MDI YMCA Sharks in 1980 under Coach Lenny Demuro. Bruce totally dominated the YMCA swim league all of his age group career, only slightly challenged in his later seasons.
By the time his Y swim career was over he held 100 percent of the 8 and under state records, 100 percent of the 9-10 year old state records, 70 percent of the 11-12 year old state records, 85 percent of the 13-14 year old state records, and 60 percent of the senior age state records.
He set three New England Individual Records that still stand today and was a part of two New England relay records. Bruce also earned over 40 YMCA national top 16 rankings.
In the spring of 1992, Bruce finished 2nd at the YMCA National championships and 6th in the 200 breaststroke. At the 1992 summer Long Course Nationals he finished first in the 50 meter breaststroke and 3rd in the 100 breaststroke. Most of his Y state records stand to this day. Bruce has many Maine pool records and 99 percent of his Y team's team records.
In the Maine AAU/US swimming league, Bruce was again a dominant age group swimmer holding 81 percent of the 10 and under records, 40 percent of the 11-12 age state records, 42 percent of the 13-14 age state records, and 50 percent of the senior age state records. Bruce constantly inspired many others to swim fast while he was a swimmer.
Bruce made the league's All Star Meet in the 10 and younger age group as an eight year old and then every year until he graduated from high school. Bruce won many zone meet titles and set four individual zone records. As a 14 year old in the 50 freestyle, Bruceís time placed him third in the All-Time Top 100 in the nation. Bruce still has many All-Time Top 100 rankings!
As a high school swimmer, Bruce set or held eight school records and is part of all three school relay records. He has set many PVC records, and held or was part of four Maine high school state records and was defeated only once in his four years at MDI High School. Bruce won Maine high school swimmer of the year in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991.
Bruce went on to swim for Princeton University, graduating in 1995 with a degree in Civil Engineering and Architecture and qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 Breaststroke. Though missing making the team he produced the fastest 50 Breaststroke split of the meet. Bruce was a collegiate All American in 1995 in four different events. Bruce was also on the University record board as part of the 200 Medley Relay. Bruce is listed on several of Princeton Universityís All Time Top Ten lists. He was the teamís captain in 1995.
Bruce is married with two children and lives in Fairfax, California.