HOMER W. LANE, JR.
2005 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Homer had a distinguished aquatic career at New Rochelle High School and Columbia University where he made All-Ivy league. He then excelled in water polo at the New York Athletic tub, being named All American. Homer started his Masters swimming career in 1975. His financial career brought him to Rhode Island where he made his home in Barrington from 1984 to 1999.
Swimming for the New England Masters, Homer quickly became a regional and national star. His Master’s accomplishments to date boast 49 USMS Top Ten Swims, 4 USMS individual titles, 2nd place finish in the 100-meter free at the 1994 World- Masters swimming Championships, and 13 New England Masters individual events and 3 relays while residing in R.I.
Though Homer’s individual accomplishments are outstanding, his East Providence Masters teammates remember him most as a teammate. In 1999 Homer passed up opportunities at individual glory and swam 13 individual and 4 relay events in 21/2 days to lead the EP Masters to the New England Team Championship over several larger teams.
In addition to competing, Homer is currently President of New England Masters Swim Club, Inc. and formerly served as treasurer. Homer is Chief Financial Officer of the Marine Biology laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. He is married to Mary Lane, has three daughters Kate, Molly and Erin and currently resides in North Falmouth, MA.