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Apr 21, 2018
Charlton Heights Elementary SchoolPashley Elementary SchoolStevens Elementary SchoolO'Rourke Middle SchoolBH-BL High School

Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation: Hall of Fame

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Bobby Brown

Class of 2004, Swimming

Bobby Brown grew up in Ballston Lake and was swimming competitively since age five with Schenectady Swim Club, Woodlin Club, and the BH-BL Varsity team. He began his Varsity career as a 7th grader in O'Rourke Middle School and competed for the next six years serving as team Co-Captain both Junior and Senior years. Bobby's high school athletic career culminated as a New York state champion in the 500 yard freestyle and Section II Champion in the 200 yard and 500 Freestyle. These achievements garnered recognition as a three time All-American, Section II outstanding competitor award winner, and team MVP. He still holds four pool and school records in the 50, 100, 200, and 500 yard freestyle events and remains first on the All-Time BH-BL ranking.

During this time, Bobby was also a lifeguard and swim instructor for the Burnt Hills com-munity swim program. During his four years of instruction, he taught more than 100 children how to swim. In addition, he served as a lifeguard/storybook reader for the parent-tot swim program for ages four and below.

Bobby graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He continued to compete for four years on the Division III swim team, where he was recognized seven more times as an All-American athlete. Since graduation, Bobby has served as a Search and Rescue pilot in the US Coast Guard. He is currently stationed in Cape Cod, MA where he lives with his wife Kelley.