Robert Erwin Mattson
Bob Mattson swam at North Carolina State University from 1951 to 1955 under Willis Casey. While at NC State, Mattson established world and American records in the breaststroke and individual medley. Following graduation, he settled in Wilmington, Deleware where he founded the Wilmington Aquatic Club. His WAC teams ranked among the most outstanding in the country. Mattson sent many of his top swimmers to North Carolina including Tom Evans (NCSU), Steve Gregg (NCSU and 1986 HOF Inductee), and Eric Ericson (UNC).
Ann Marshall Winston
Ann Marshall started her competitive swimming career for the Jack Nelson Swim Club and the Pine Crest Prep School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While there she earned a sport on the 1972 Olympic Team and finished fourth in the 200 meter freestyle at the Munich Olympics. As a member of the U.S. National Team, she won seven gold medals at the International Pravda meet in Leningrad. Marshall was the first female swimmer ever to receive athletic grant-in-aid at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She set two AIAW records in the 200 yard backstroke.
Robert B. Jamieson
Bob Jamieson was a teacher, as well as football, basketball, baseball, and swimming coach at Greensboro's Grimsley High School for over 40 years. He began a boys swimming program at Grimsley in 1946 and a girls program two years later. Jamieson organized the Greensboro Swimming Association in 1955 and was instrumental in getting the City of Greensboro to build pools at both Grimsley and Smith High Schools. Jamieson retired from Grimsley in 1975, but continued to coach the Greensboro Swimming Association's girls team until 1983. He is also a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, and the National High School Sports Hall of Fame. Bob passed away in 2015.
Dr. James P. Thomas
Jimmy Thomas was a brilliant swimmer at the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1947 to 1951. During his career at UNC, he was the holder of 10 American records, four NCAA standards and seven Southern Conference marks. Thomas was a member of the 1950 Olympic Team and won seven events in the Third International Japan - USA competitive meet. That year, Thomas became the first swimmer to be named to the NCAA All-American swimming team in four different events in the same year. Thomas was also an All-American in three events in 1949 and 1951. He was awarded the Patterson Medal in 1951, UNC's top athletic honor. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1955.
North Carolina Swimming Hall of Fame