Larry Lammert

Southport High School, 1963 – 67


Larry Lammert swam for Southport High School, winning five individual state titles during his career.  He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1964-65 and 1966-67, both times setting a championship record.  He also won the 400-yard freestyle events in 1964-65, 1965-66, and 1966-67 setting state records two of the years.  Larry was the first to swim the 400-yard freestyle under four minutes in high school history, setting a NISCA national record.

After high school, Larry attended Indiana University and was captain of the freshman swim team. Larry went to graduate school at the University of Milwaukee, where he put his swimming skills to good use as he participated in triathlons. Larry and his wife Laurie, then moved to California, and became Masters swimmers and participated in many meets. In his 40’s, Larry relished swimming long distance events, his favorite being the Alcatraz swim from the San Francisco Boat Club to Alcatraz Island, where he typically placed in his age group. More recently, he is serving as the head swim coach for two high schools in Yuba City, as well as the boy’s water polo coach. Larry and Laurie reside in Yuba City, California, with their three sons.