PAUL J. LONG
2007 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
At Park View Junior High School, Paul began his swimming career with Ed Golden in 1959. He became a R.I. Junior Boys Swimming Champion in the 100 yard breaststroke and was a member of the record holding 200 yard medley relay. Strengths in Breaststroke and Butterfly as well as versatility as an individual medley swimmer contributed to Cranston Swim Club’s four straight swimming championships.
At Cranston East, Paul earned the Providence Journal All State recognition for the 200 yard medley relay from 1963 through 1965. In the 1965 Rhode Island Interscholastic Championship meet, Cranston East’s medley relay team set a new state record. Paul also broke the 100 yard breaststroke state record earning him recognition to the Providence Journal All State Team for the medley relay and his individual event, the 100 yard breaststroke.
Paul swam at Shepard College, West Virginia. He set conference records in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke as well as the 400 yard medley relay in 1966 and 1969. He was top scorer for Shepherd at the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship swim meets. Teammates name Paul the “Iron Man” and elected hi co-captain in his sophomore and junior years.
Paul contributed to the field of Rhode Island aquatics as a life guard and Water Safety Instructor. As a lifeguard at the Dune’s Club in Narragansett, he was credited with making many difficult surf rescues. Paul served as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor for annual life guard training at Camp Yawgoo.
On October 19th, Paul was inducted into the “Cranston Hall of Fame.”
Paul is a registered investment advisor and a partner with BlueChip Financial Advisors, LLP. He resides in Providence’s eastside with his wife Alberta.