Anthony S. “Toto” Levoie

1984 Special Award of Recognition

“Toto” as he was affectionaltely known here in Rhode Island was an outstanding long distance swimmer for coach “Bud” Latham at the Providence Central Boys Club, later known as the Fox Point Boys Club.  He joined the Boys Club at the age of 6, being one of the most popular youngsters at the club, taking part in various activities, but found most frequently in the swimming pool area.  In 1944 he became a Junior Staff member of the club.

In 1957 he moved to Jamestown, New York, where he was appointed Aquatics Director, a position he held until retiring in 1979.  His warm personality- know to all of us here in Rhode Island – soon became apparent in his new job in Jamestown, and his teams there established several records in A.A.U. swimming.  In 1979, he received a Niagara, New York District President’s A.A.U. Award for his outstanding work in Aquatics.

Anthony was an outstanding distance swimmer in Rhode Island, and he can be remembered for his participation in the Matunuck to Block Island Swim – a distance of 9 miles – finishing among the top swimmers.  

We who know “Toto”- miss him not only as an outstanding swimmer and coach, but even more so as a person whose unselfish contribution to others will always be remembered.