PAUL J. LONG
2007 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
At Park View Middle Junior High School, Paul began his swimming career with Ed Golden in 1959. He became a RI Junior Boys Swimming Champion in the 100 yard Breaststroke and was a member of the record holding 200 yard Medley Relay. Strengths in the Breaststroke and Butterfly as well as versatility as an Individual Medley swimmer continued 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 to 1965. In the 1965 RI High School Championship meet, Cranston East’s Medley Relay team set a new state record. Paul also broke the 100yard Breaststroke state record earning him the Providence Journal All State Team for the Medley Relay and Breaststroke.
Paul swam at Shepherd College, West Virginia. He set conference records in the 100, 200 yard Breaststroke and 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 named Paul the “Iron Man”and elected him Co-Captain in his sophomore and junior years.
Paul contributed to the field of Rhode Island aquatics as a lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. As a lifeguard at the Dune’s Club in Narragansett, he was credited with making many in difficult surf rescues. Paul served as a Red Cross instructor for annual Lifeguard training sessions at Camp Yawgoo.
On October 19h 2007 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.