Bart Buckalew

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A 1956 Interscholastic Diving All-American, Bart was a three-year letterman on the P.S. DuPont High School swim team. Bart placed 1st in the Delaware State Meet in “Fancy Diving” and was a member
of the shuttle-hurdle team that placed 1st in the Peninsula Relays. He was Delaware Interscholastic 1956 Diving Champion, setting a record three times in 1955. He served as Co-Captain that year and
placed second in the 1955 Mid-Atlantic Swim Championship. Coach Bender is quoted as saying, “Bart is the best diver P.S. DuPont has ever had”. Bart also played guard at P.S. DuPont winning three
football letters, and he started both ways in the 1956 All-Star Game. He was selected third team All-State in 1955. At West Chester University, Bart was runner-up in the Mid-Atlantic one-meter Diving
Championship. As a private in the 2nd Army, and after a two year layoff, Bart was the one meter diving champion at a 1960 meet at Fort Knox. He gave exhibitions while touring with the USO in 1960 –
61. He served as Assistant Coach of the William Penn High School diving team. Bart was a Blue-Gold All-Star volunteer for more than 40 years. He was a 15 year softball umpire and served as Treasurer
on the Delaware State Hall of Fame Board of Governors 1981-86. He was the 1984 “Lion of the Year” holding offices of District Governor, Charter Treasurer and Volunteer Trainer of leader dogs for the



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