South Bend Riley High School, 1954 – 58
John graduated from South Bend Riley in 1958. His teams won state championships in 1955-56, 1956-57, and 1957-58. He was the 100 free champ in 1958 and was the first individual under 55 with a time of 54.2. John was also the 150 individual medley champ in 1957 and 1958, and owner of the state mark in both years. In 1958, John beat his old state mark by 8 seconds. He was also a part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay in 1956-57. John earned a swimming scholarship to Indiana University and swam there from 1959 until 1962. He is a project manager for underwater construction. He loves the outdoors and big game hunting.