James Counsilman Jr

Bloomington University High School, 1964 – 68

Counsilman__James_Jr.James Counsilman, Jr., the son of James “Doc” Counsilman, swam for Bloomington University High School from 1964-68.  He was a three-time state champion in the 100-yard breaststroke from 1966 to 1968, setting the state record in 1966 and lowering it in 1967.  James Counsilman was also a two-time champion in the 200-yard individual medley in 1967 and 1968. James Counsilman went on to swim at Indiana University, where he placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke and fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke as a freshman at the NCAA Championships. One year later, Counsilman was fifth in the 200-yard breast. He earned All-American honors on four occasions. Counsilman swam for two NCAA team championships during his career at Indiana. He passed away in 1973.