Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Olympic Champion to Head Legal Defense Network for College Swimming

Steve Clark, former world record-holder in the 100-meter freestyle and a triple gold medalist at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo , has agreed to serve as chairman of the newly formed Attorneys for the Promotion and Defense of Swimming (APDS). Clark is an attorney in San Francisco.

steve clark 1964 olympic gold medalist
Steve Clark, 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist. Photo by Yale Athletic Communications.

The announcement was made on January 15th in Phoenix by Phil Whitten, Executive Director of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

Clark is charged with recruiting a network of practicing attorneys and legal scholars – most likely, former competitive swimmers, themselves — willing to devote time, pro bono, for the defense of intercollegiate and interscholastic swimming. “We would like to have members of this group in every major metropolitan area in the USA ,” he said.

Attorneys interested in becoming part of the legal defense network can contact Clark by phone at (415) 421-0535 or by e-mail at

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