Georgia swimming coach Jack Bauerle has been chosen for induction into the Georgia Aquatic Hall of Fame.
The induction banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Atlanta Athletic Club. The banquet is open to the public and tickets cost $60 per person. To purchase tickets, send a check payable to the Georgia Aquatic Hall of Fame to P.O. Box 5267, St. Marys, Ga., 31558. Checks must be received by Aug. 11.
Bauerle is entering his 34th year coaching the Georgia women’s swimming team and his 30th coaching the Georgia men. He has a total of 471 dual-meet wins, standing first in the Southeastern Conference and fourth nationally all-time. He has 277 wins with the Lady Bulldogs, ranking first in the country, and he has piloted the women’s swimming team to four NCAA and nine SEC titles. He also has been chosen as the NCAA Coach of the Year five times and the SEC Coach of the Year 15 times.
Bauerle served as the head coach for the United States women at the 2008 Olympics, leading Team USA to 14 medals – the most of any nation. Bauerle is not coaching at the upcoming London Games, but his handiwork will be on display as 12 American and international swimmers with ties to Georgia will be competing. He also has served as the head coach at the World Championships three times.
Bauerle previously was inducted into the State of Georgia, the Montgomery (Pa.) Coaches and the American Swimming Coaches Association halls of fame. Earlier this year, he earned the Bill Hartman Award, which recognizes a former Georgia letterman for 20 or more years of superior performance in his profession.