Est. 1970

Hall of Fame

Watson Lawrence

Watson Lawrence- BIO


  • An active masters swimmer and coach from 1973-1982
  • Enthusiastic founder, promoter and coach of B. R. Ryall YMCA Masters Swimming (AAU) in 1972. If you swam at 5:30am at the B. R. Ryall YMCA, you could not avoid a persuasive sales pitch for the masters team.
  • Organizer along with Irene David of 1973 National AAU Masters Long Course Champtionships at UIC

USMS Achievements


  • All American Honors – 1 year – long distance
  • Top Ten – 1 individual (200 fly)