Columbus High School, 1959 – 63
Dean Freeman swam for Columbus High School, and contributed to their three state championship teams in 1960, 1961 and 1963. Dean tallied up points for his team by winning the 200-yard freestyle in 1961 and 1963, and the 100-yard freestyle in 1963. Dean went on to Purdue University where he swam for the Boilers 1964, 1967, and 1968. He then went on to coach swimming for 22 years at Medford High School in Oregon, where his teams produced two All-Americans in six events. He is now retired from teaching in the Medford School District, a job he held for 32 years. In his spare time, Dean has participated in three marathons and six triathlons. Dean has two children, James and Lena.