Lafayette Jefferson and Carroll (Flora) High School, 1964 – 68
Gary Thomas swam for Lafayette Jefferson and Carroll (Flora) High Schools, winning the 200 yard freestyle in 1965-66, and the 100-yard freestyle in 1965-66 and 1967-68. He established state records in both of these events. Following his high school career, Gary attended Indiana State University where he was coached by Duane Barrows. He was awarded the Indiana State Swimming MVP citation for 1970 – 71. Gary is currently the owner/operator of a construction company in Conifer, Colorado. He and his wife Jan are the proud parents of Kim Thomas. Gary continues his swimming legacy by coaching the Conifer High School girls swim team.