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Warren Knowles

Inducted May 2006

Warren began his swimming career with the Portland Boys Club in 1947.  While in the junior division (12 and younger), he set two national Boys Club records in the 50 and 100 freestyle with times of 25.6 and 56.1 respectively.  He went on to hold many Maine AAU age group records and was an important member of three Boys Club New England team titles.

As a member of the Portland High School swim team, he was the 1947 state record holder for the 200 freestyle and the 1948 220 freestyle.   In 1949, he earned an Honorable Mention for All American in the 100 free (1949 national high school team champions). 

In 1950 he was a part of three national relay records:  the 150 medley relay with Richard Lucas and Gordon Sellick (their time of 1:19.9 still stands today), the 300 medley relay with Lucas and Sellick and a time of 2:58.5, and the 400 free relay along with Arnie Green, Don Spicer, and Gordon Sellick with a time of 3:44.5.   He was also a part of several high school state relay records.