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Gordon L. Sellick
Inducted May 2001
Gordon started competitive swimming at the age of 10 at the Portland Boys Club. He was a high school All-American all four years of high school in the following events: 50 yard Free, 100 yard Free, 200 yard Free, 100 yard Breaststroke and 150 yard IM.
He was a state AAU champion in record times for all the freestyle events from the 1500 down to the 50, plus breaststroke and IM.
At age 13, Gordon was the youngest to swim the Peaks to Portland race. He was a two-time college All-American in the following events: 50 yard Free, 100 yard Free, 200 yard Free, 200 yard IM and 400 yard IM.
Gordon became one of the first eight swimmers in the world to go under 50 seconds in the 100 yard Freestyle. In 1955, Gordon broke the world record in the 100 yard Freestyle (48.8).
Gordon started Masters competition in 1987. He placed first in two events and second in four events at the National Senior Games. At the World Senior Games he placed first in three events and second in two events.
Gordon is a current member of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.