1968 - Sue
Pitt - Alternate 100, 200 Fly
Rerych - Gold Medal 800 Relay, Finaled
in 200 Free
Melick - 5th in 100 Breast
1976 - Kathy
Heddy - 4th in 400 Free
coached that made Pan American Team
Duenkel - Gold Medal
1975 - Kathy
Heddy - 4
Ellen Wallace - Finals
coached on World Championship Team
1973 - Kathy
Heddy - Finaled in 200 IM, 100 Free
1975 - Ellen Wallace
- Finaled in 200 Back
Records held by swimmers that Frank Elm coached
Duenkel - 200 Meter Backstroke
Pitt - 220 yards Butterfly
Meter Free Relay - Club Team
team placed second in team standing two or three times, placed in the
top five at Nationals
many times. Frank's swimmers won many individual National
Championships and Relay Championships, Also, Frank's swimmers set
several American records individually and for
relays, here is a list of some of them:
100, 200 Back - American Record. Won several National titles, set
American and World records, Gold Medal 1964 Olympic, Bronze in
100 Back, Gold in 1963 Pan Ams.
- Won several National Championships. Set American and World record in
Butterfly events. Made two Olympic teams and several National teams.
- Won several National Championships, set American and National
records in 100, 200 Free and 200 IM Won 4 Golds in 1975 Pan
Am Games. Was 4th in 400 Free in 1976 Olympics. Was first woman to
break 51.0 in 100 yard Freestyle. First woman to break 1:51.0 in 200 Free.
Also, made two World Championship teams.
- Pan Am team 1975, World Championship team 1975, made several
National teams. Just missed the 1976 Olympic team by one place, Finaled
in National many times in several events. Was ranked in top three in
World in 200 Back.
Phil Riker - NCAA Champion. Made 1964 Olympic Team. Placed 4th in
200 Fly and finaled in Nationals several times.
- Gold Medal in Relay 1968 Olympics. Finaled in Nationals several
- Made 1972 Olympic Team. Placed 5th in 100 Breast. Placed
Over his career, Frank Elm had many swimmers who made finals in Nationals -
there are too many to list.
A very important thing to mention is that all swimmers were developed in
his program and were
not recruited. These swimmers were all home grown local kids who grew
up in Frankís program.
College - NCAA
Frank Elm worked at Rutgers for 32 years with poor facilities and no
scholarships, but he
still produced some good teams that won Eastern Team titles and
He had several All-Americans also and our Womens' Team placed in the
NCAA Top Ten. Many of Frankís club home grown swimmers went on to
other colleges and won
NCAA titles and placed in NCAA championship for their colleges.
on several National Committees.
April 1992 selected as a Loyal Son of Rutgers.
other items - Rutgers team won 39 dual meets in a row. Summit Y Menís
Team won 68 meets in a row; Summit Y Girls Team won 70 meets in a row -
never lost a dual
meet. Another club Frank had in the 1950's won 60 meets in a row, and
never lost while
he was coaching.
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