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Jun 19, 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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Dan Wall

Class of 1973, Swimming, Cross Country and Track

Dan Wall was a member of the inaugural swim team and helped set the standards and traditions for the teams that followed; he also lettered in cross country and track. Throughout his three years on the swim team, Dan initially set and broke many of the school records. As a senior, Dan won the first BH-BL Section 2 swimming titles in the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Breaststroke, setting school and sectional records in the process. Dan owes a tremendous amount of gratitude to his swimming coach, Kevin Fitzpatrick, who always pushed him to be and do his best, lessons that have served him well throughout his life.

Dan continued his swimming while attending SUNY Potsdam where he graduated and attained a BA degree in Math. While at Potsdam, he won 17 conference championships, set numerous school and conference records in a variety of different strokes and distances, and achieved NCAA All-American status 7 times. Dan was inducted into the Potsdam Hall of Fame in 1989.

After college, Dan has continued to be an active competitor, participating in triathlons, marathons, and masters swimming. He has consistently been in the Top 25 swimmers in his age group nationally and has won several national open water championships. Since swimming has been such a huge part of his life he gives back to the sport by coaching swimmers and triathletes of all ages and volunteering. He is currently the owner of a change management and process improvement consulting company.