2011 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Everett’s involvement with swimming began in 1968 when his daughter Cindy joined the Pawtucket Boys Club. Not satisfied with being a spectator, Everett became a certified swim official and started to officiate at dual meets, as well as State Age Group and Senior Championships. He became a member of the Rhode Island Swim Coaches and Officials Association and continued onto the RI and Massachusetts Association, when the later became the governing body for Age Group swimming in RI. He followed his daughter to the Seekonk Dolphins and then to the University of Rhode Island helping wherever he could. His involvement with swimming spans more than fifty years.
He was part of the committee who planned the Rhode Island All Stars trip to Great Britain. The Rhode Island All Star team swam against the British All Stars in the famous Crystal Palace. Everett also was a moving factor for the Frank Moody One Mile Swim that was held at Lincoln Woods.
From 1976 until 1991, Everett involved himself further as a founding member with the Save the bay Swim. What originally started as a long distance swim for the Seekonk Dolphins 15- to 18 age group, turned into one of the most prestigious 2 mile plus swim; raising money for a very worthwhile cause; the annual Save the Bay Swim, held each year during the summer in July.
Everett was a founding committee member of the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of fame in 1981. The committee started what was incorporated as the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame we now know today. He was the “official” photographer for the Hall of Fame creating pictorial yearbooks for each year, effectively creating a long-standing history. He also holds the honor of being the longest standing member of the Hall of Fame Board for twenty-three years retiring from the board in 2007.
Everett was not one to stand out in front; he quietly did what was needed and when it was needed. Swimming was a passion and a love of Everett’s his entire adult life. He was truly the one to lend a hand wherever needed.
Everett resides in Pawtucket with his wife, Judith.