LORI PRIDE ENTWISTLE
1995 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Lori started her swimming career with swimming lessons at the age of four at Gladstone School through the Cranston YMCA. At age-5, Lori passed all the skills to become a beginner and almost completed 100 yards at the time.
Her competitive career began at the Cranston YMCA in the just completed pool under Paul Rossi. Swimming mostly backstroke and Individual Medley, Lori won the state meet in both events every year from age 11 through 18. She competed on the All-Star Team that traveled to Canada and Virginia in her specialties. Lori also held the Rhode Island record in the 100 back for five years. In junior high school she swam for both the Brown Swim Club under Ed Reed and dove for the boys’ team at Western Hills. She was elected Captain in the 9th grade and earned the Most Athletic award at years end.
Lori’s high school career at Cranston High School West came under the direction of head coach Jim Lynch and assistant coach Dave Hanson. She earned numerous awards while in high school and competing against boys. She earned All-State in diving in her junior and senior years. She was also the Max Read Invitational Champion in diving her junior year and was a finalist in the 100 yard backstroke in the state meet that same year. In 1978 she was the first girl ever to be awarded the “Falcon of the Year” which is presented to the overall best student-athlete at Cranston West.
While at Brown University Lori was a Division Il All-America in 1979. She earned All-ivy selection in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982. She was captain of the women’s team her junior and senior year and held records in the 50 yard, 100 yard, 200 yard backstroke, and 200 yard, 400 yard medley relays. In 1988 she was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.
Lori is now married and the mother of four, “her greatest accomplishment!” She resides in Attleboro, Massachusetts.