William Moyer

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Born in Lewes and raised in Laurel, Delaware, William Moyer set an NCAA national swimming record while earning All-American honors in 1966 at Dickinson College. He also set numerous school and pool records while dominating East Coast rivals. His record of excellence continues today, nearly 50 years later in Delaware Senior Olympics Masters Swimming and Mid-Atlantic triathlon competition, where Bill has set local and regional records.

Moyer was the first athlete at Dickinson College to be named All American in any sport. In college, Moyer won gold medals in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Swimming Championships for four consecutive years in three events: the 100-yd. breastroke, 200-yd. breaststroke and 400-yard medley relay. Bill set the Dickinson and pool records in the 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yd. medley relay in his freshman year. He broke each of these records in his sophomore, junior and senior years. Moyer was the first freshman at Dickinson to be selected swimming MVP as a freshman. He co-captained the team in his junior and senior seasons. Moyer was the first swimmer inducted into the Dickinson Sports Hall of Fame. Moyer was also a swimming phenom at Mercersburg Academy, where he set school records in the 100-yard breaststroke and on the 200-yard medley relay.

In 1978, Bill began 17 years of Masters Swimming competition, setting numerous breaststroke records. He has established Delaware state records in breaststroke in four different age brackets. Since 1992, Bill has competed in Mid-Atlantic Region triathlons. In 2009 he was the overall point earner for the Greater Atlantic Multisport Championship sponsored by Pirhana Sports. He serves as Delaware Special Olympics coordinator for triathlons and has also coached Special Olympics teams.



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