2005 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Jerry started swimming at the age of 6 at Roy Watmough’s Day Camp. At the age of 13, he joined the Pawtucket Boys Club Swim Team coached by Ellis Mayers and became one of the club’s most outstanding swimmers. Jerry was a key member of the 1965 team, which won the New England Boy’s Club Championships.
During his swimming career he has achieved numerous awards, which include N.E.A.A.U. Junior Champion in 1966 for the 50 yard freestyle and gold medal recipient as a member of the 400 freestyle relay.
While swimming for Pawtucket West High School (now Shea H.S.) coached by Perry Quimby and Joe Menard, he set school records in the 100 butterfly event, 60 yard freestyle, 50 yard and 100 freestyle events. During his high school career, Jeremy was selected as the 1966 team captain, was a Journal Bulletin All State team selection, became a Brown Interscholastic 50 freestyle Champion, and was selected as a R.I. All Star Team member.
In 1966, Jerry was the only freshman “walk-on” to make the University of Michigan Swim Team. At the Big Ten Freshman Championships, in 1967, he placed 8th in the 200 fly, 7th in the 50 freestyle. From 1980. to the present, Jerry has been participating in the Masters Program where he has gained recognition in the U.S.M.S. National Championships. All American 1996 with the fastest time in the country for the mixed 800 Freestyle Relay in the 45 plus age group. Consistently ranking in the Top Ten Times for Pacific Master swimming.
Jerry and his wife live in Berkeley, CA where he teaches grades 7 and 8 at the Sobrante Christian Jr. High School.