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Hannah Turlish

Inducted May 2007

Hannah began swimming for the Lewiston YWCA Blue Sharks in the winter of 1977 and for the Lewiston Rec. Weeeooo’s in the summer of 1977 as a 6 year old.

Hannah Turlish As an 8 year old she set her first Maine state record in the 100 fly. By the time she was 10 she had set nine individual AAU state records.

As a 12 year old she had set nine 11-12 state AAU state records. As a 14 year old she had set nine 13-14 AAU state records. As a 15 and older swimmer she set six 15 and older state AAU records several of which still stand today.

While a student at Hebron Academy for her freshman and sophomore years she set prep school New England Records in the 100 and 200 freestyles (52.8 and 1:53.4) and was named outstanding swimmer for New England Private Schools.

She was a first team All American as well and a Junior Nationals qualifier. For her junior and senior years she attended Germantown Academy where during her senior year “Swimming World” magazine named GA the national girls team champions.

She qualified for senior nationals in each of her four high school season including in 5 events her senior year. She again was a prep school All American both years. She earned a full scholarship to The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill beginning in the fall of 1987.

She went on to set school records in 3 individual events (200, 500, and 1650) as well as ACC conference record holder in the 1650. She was twice named to the NCAA Division 1 All American rankings. She made the 1988 Olympic Trials, competing in the 200 meter free finishing 30th. Hannah currently lives in Manhattan and is the History Department Head at the Spence School.