EDWARD REED, JR.
1986 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Ed was an age group swimming champion in his hometown of Waltham, Massachusetts in the early 1960’s.
As a collegiate swimmer at Springfield College, he was named to the All-American NCAA swimming teams in 1964 and 1965, competing in the 200 individual medley and the 400 individual medley. Ed also became a National A.A.U. Masters champion in 1972, swimming in the 200 breaststroke(short course) and the 200 I.M. (long course).
In 1971 Ed was named Aquatic Director and head swimming coach and water polo coach of Brown University. His swimming teams have steadily improved, and have moved into the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League, dropping out of of the New England Intercollegiate Association, where they excelled for a number of years, winning the New England title in 1974 and 1975.
His water polo teams have become a national power. His teams have never had a losing season, with an overall record of 262-82-5, which includes 11 consecutive New England Championships. They have appeared in 6 NCAA Championships, and have won 4 Eastern Intercollegiate titles.
Ed served as head coach of the East water polo team at the USOC National Sports Festival in 1983.
He has been a guest lecturer in Brazil, Portugal, and Alaska; and, coached a swimming team in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
Before coming to Brown University, Ed was swimming coach at Tufts University in Boston, turning their swim team into a top college division competitor.