Est. 1970

Hall of Fame

George Wendt

George Wendt – BIO

  • An active masters swimmer 1990-2021
  • All-American Honoree/collegiate swimmer – University of Minnesota
  • Graduate of Loyola University (MA and Ph. D)
  • High School English Teacher and Department Chair at Fenwick
  • Professor of English and Communications at Illinois Benedictine College
  • President of Chicago Metal Rolled Products
  • President of Chicago Masters Swim Club 2011-2021
  • Swimmer and promoter of Big Shoulders Open Water 5k Swim 1990-2021
  • Overall winner of Big Shoulders 5K – 1993 & 1995
  • 2021 Bill Mulliken Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

USMS Achievements

  • Pool Records – 7 individual and 7 relay
  • All American– 9 years individual pool, 2 years relay pool and 5 years long distance individual

  • Top Ten – 171 individual and 26 relay