Charles (Chuck) Baldwin

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Baldwin learned to swim in the Niagara River at age five. He set a national record as captain of his high school swim team and at Michigan State, where he was a three-time all-American. After graduation Baldwin was commissioned into the US Air Force. During the Vietnam War he flew 135 F-4 combat missions, earning the Bronze Star and four air medals. He retired in 1976 and moved to San Antonio where he took up swimming once again. As a pioneer in US Masters and Senior Games Swimming, Baldwin earned 63 number one swims and eight world records... [Full Bio, Videos & Photos]


Christine Loock


The product of a diving family, Loock was mentored by her father Carl, a TSDHOF inductee and a pioneer of Texas diving. Loock was undefeated in Texas Age Group and high school diving. Competing for SMU and coach Bryan Robbins, Loock became the first female to earn a varsity letter in the SWC. Competing against the men, she finished third on the 3-meter board in 1975. During her 10-year reign on the US National Team, she was a five-time US National Diving Champion, bronze medalist at the World Championships, and named top FINA International Female Diver for the world for 1975... [Full Bio, Videos & Photos] 


John Vogel


Born in Houston, Vogel began competitive swimming in 1961 for the Shamrock Hilton Swim Club. As an age group swimmer, he won many TAGS championships, set several state records and helped his teams win team championships each year he competed. His team at Memorial High School won four straight UIL state titles. Vogel was a four-year letterman at the University of Tennessee. Returning to Texas in 1978 he started his coaching career at Meyerland Aquatic Club, moving to Space City Aquatics and then the last 18 years with The Woodlands Swim Team... [Full Bio, Videos & Photos]

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Neil Walker


Born and raised in Verona, WI, Walker quickly became an outstanding age group and high school swimmer under Coach Randy Trowbridge. Walker came to UT as a freshman in 1994 and was a huge influence on Longhorn teams for the next 14 years. Under Eddie Reese and Kris Kubik, Walker earned 25 all-American awards, back-to-back NCAA individual titles and six Big 12 conference titles. He was also a member of the 1996 NCAA championship team. He set an NCAA record in the 50-yard freestyle and swam the 100-yard back in 44.92 seconds, setting an American, U.S. Open and NCAA record... [Full Bio, Videos & Photos]

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Bill Walker


A pioneer of South Texas Swimming and a founding member of the Texas Swimming Association, Walker began his Texas coaching career in Harlingen in 1967. He served as aquatics coordinator and head high school coach of North East ISD and the San Antonio Aquatic Club (1970-1976 and 1982-2001) and was head coach of McAllen High School and Aquatic Club (1976-82). He was TISCA president in 1974 and 1975. Walker was chairman of South Texas Swimming (1976-1978) and the USA Swimming National Time Standards Committee (1974-1984)... [Full Bio, Videos & Photos]