Becky Collins                                                                


Becky (Collins) Furst

Pan-American (1959) 100 Butterfly-Gold Medal, 400 Medley Relay-Gold Medal

National Champion: 100 yd butterfly (1959)
                                       110 yd butterfly (1959)
                                       100 mtr. butterfly (1960)
                                       200 yd. butterfly (1960, 1961)
                                       220 yd. butterfly (1959)
                                       200 mtr. butterfly (1960, 1961)
                                       400 yd. Ind.Med. (1961)     

Riviera till 1960/IAC 1961

Becky Collins came from Johnny Galvich's "Learn to Swim" Program at Riviera
Swim Club. Coach Galvich entered Becky in her first Nationals at Shamrock-Hilton, Houston in 1957. She weighed all of 88 lbs. and at that time was not able to butterfly more than 80 yards with the dolphin kick, yet placed 3rd in the 200 meter butterfly and 8th in the 100 meter butterfly.*

Becky was a Multi-time National Champion, All-American, Pan American and
World Record Holder.

Becky set a NEW WORLD RECORD in the 220y Butterfly on July 19th, 1959.