Swimming coach feted by alma mater

Staff Report

Lynn Cassidy has added another impressive title to her swimming resume.

The third-year Glenwood Springs High School girls’ swim team coach, a 1992 graduate of Gettysburg (Penn.) College, was recently inducted to the school’s Hall of Athletic Honor.

As a member of Gettysburg’s women’s swim team, Cassidy collected two individual Division III national championships, set an NCAA record in the 500-yard freestyle and won 80 individual races in four years.

Cassidy was voted as the Middle Atlantic Conference’s Most Valuable Swimmer three of the four years she competed at the school.

The 4-minute, 55.85-second time Cassidy posted in the 500 free as a junior in the 1991 season remained on the NCAA record books for nine years.

A year before, in the same event, Cassidy became Gettysburg’s second NCAA champion in the history of the college’s women’s swim program.

In the 1991-92 season, Cassidy ended her collegiate athletic career with seven conference gold medals along with six of her 25 All-America honors she earned in her collegiate career.

Prior to graduation in 1992, Cassidy was given the Clair B. Noerr award, as the school’s top senior female athlete.

Along with her coaching duties at the high school and for the Sopris Barracudas club swim team, Cassidy started a new career as an elementary art teacher for the RE-1 school district this fall.

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