This annual fundraiser honors distinguished Lehman College alumni, friends, and leaders in the greater community. Coach John Collins gave a powerful speech at the ceremony that focused on hard work and discipline as core components needed to achieve high levels of success. He then reflected on some of the hard working swimmers whom he has trained who have achieved the highest level of swimming success and become Olympians. In this speech he said “It all starts at Lehman.”
The Badger Swim team has been training in the Lehman APEX Pool since 1995. Countless Badger National champs have trained here along with Olympians Christina Teuscher, Jenny Thompson, Rick Carey, Lea Loveless Maurer, and most recently Cody Miller.