Est. 1970

Hall of Fame

Thomas Maine

Thomas Maine – BIO

  • Age group swimmer since the age of 10
  • High school All-American in 1943 breaststroke (breaststroke kick w/ fly arms)
  • US Navy veteran who swam with the military base teams
  • Collegiate swimmer at Iowa State University
  • Husband, father and engineer at McDonnell-Douglas for 35 years
  • First time masters swimmer at the age of 62
  • ILMSA member from 1997-2006
  • One of Swimming World‘s Top 12 Masters Swimmers in 2010, 2015, and 2016
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee 2016
  • FINA World Record holder in butterfly, IM, and breaststroke in
    80-84, 85-89 and 90-94 age groups

USMS Achievements

  • Pool Records – 57 individual, 1 relay
  • All American– 26 years individual and 3 years relay 

  • Top Ten – 556 individual and 26 relay
  • All-Star Honors – 2 years pool
USMS Volunteer
  • Swimming magazine contributor