KEVIN S. SALISBURY
1993 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Kevin began his swimming career in 1975 in the building his father designed, the East Side YMCA in Providence. Kevin was named Swimmer of the Year from 1977 to 1980 and was SENECY record holder in the 100 yard butterfly and qualified for the National Championships for three consecutive years.
At Hendricken High School, Kevin was captain of the 1981 State and New England Championship team and was named Outstanding Senior Swimmer.
At the University of Rhode Island, he was elected team captain his senior year. He qualified for New England Championships all four years and attended the Atlantic Ten Conference Championships his sophomore year.
Kevin was head swim coach at St. Mary’s Academy Bayview, women’s assistant swim coach at Brown University, and Director of Aquatics and head coach at the Boys and Girls Club of East Providence. At the National Boys and Girls Club Championships his swimmers broke 27 national records, over a two year period. His team also won three consecutive RI Junior League Championships.
Kevin directed many USS, High School, and Collegiate meets, including the Bayview Invitational. Kevin was also involved with swimming camps at URI, Brown University, and Providence College. From 1988 to 1990 Kevin was President of RI Swimming and was Director of Aquatics for RI Special Olympics in 1990 and 1991.
Kevin has been active with the Red Cross for the past twelve years. He has been on the staff at Camp Tevya National Aquatic School and will serve as the school’s assistant director this year.
Kevin is presently the director of aquatics and head swim coach at Clark University in Worcester. He serves as Vice President of the RI Aquatic Hall of Fame and has been the sports psychology writer for the “Swimming Times” for the past two years. He holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology (1985) and a Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology (1988) from URI.