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Charles J. Butt

-Coached Bowdoin College men’s swimming team 1961-2000 with a record of 198-162  

-His teams had 8 NESCAC conference top 3 finishes

-His Polar Bears had 6 NCAA top 20 team finishes including two 4th place finishes

-He coached 28 NCAA D-III All Americans (over 100 titles)

-Coached swimmers to two individual and one relay national title

-He was named New England Coach of the Year in 1976, 82, 88, and 1990

-He was named the 1993 Richard Steadman Award winner

-Bowdoin’s first women’s team coach 1976-2000, accumulating a 132-65 record

-Enjoyed nine top 3 team finishes at NESCAConference Championships

-Won the NESCAC title for the 1987-88 season

-Coached swimmers to three individual national titles and 12 D-III All Americans

-Bowdoin College named the swimming office the “Charles Butt Room” and the most     valuable women swimmer of the year in his honor.

-He was inducted into Bowdon College’ Hall of Fame in 2001

-He was a member of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules Committee from 1961-98, including 4 years as the chairman

-He served as the head referee for the NCAA I Championships

-Awarded the “Interscholastic & Intercollegiate Swimming Award” in 1980 by the College Swim Coaches Association

 -He was a former YMCA National Championship referee

-1998 recipient of the YMCA Nationals Joseph G. Rogers Award for dedication, accomplishment and excellence in YMCA Swimming and Diving

-Former member of the YMCA National Competitive Swimming and Diving Committee

-Chairman of the World University Games Committee for Romania and Mexico City

-Member of the Olympic Swim Committee for two years

-earned one world championship and over twenty national squash titles

-Maine’s first certified SCUBA Instructor

 -Piping Rock Country Club summer swim team since the late 1950’s.  The Locust Valley, New York club named their swimming pool in his honor