Indianapolis Athletic Club



The 1952 IAC women's team participated in the AAU National Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida, with the team and family staying on the beach at the Ocean Heights Motel.

The 1952 Olympic Trials were held in Indianapolis at the Broad Ripple Pool, and Judy Roberts made the team placing second in the 100 meter freestyle with a time of 1:07.2.

The 1952 Olympic Team departed from Indianapolis to fly to Helsinki, Finland. The Coach of the 1952 Team was Dick Papenguth and the Team Manager was Ed Aspinall...Patty's father.

The IAC's Women Team returned to Daytona Beach, Florida for the 1953 AAU National Championships.
At the 1953 National Championships, Judy Roberts won the 100 yard freestyle in 59.2 breaking the American Record. Judy Roberts again captured the long course 110 yard freestyle in another American record!

Coach Clark continued to develop  young swimmers, and the women's team kept growing.
Members of the outstanding 400 medley relay team -- Betsy Turner, Cookie Morrison, Judy Roberts and Doris Rock--were among those who trained for the 1953 summer nations in Portland, Oregon. Some team members flew out to Portland, some took the train and four of us drove two days and two nights with Papa Hancock and Bernadine Roberts in the Hancock Limousine or "limo

IAC won the 4th straight state team title at the Indiana Age Group Championships. Pictures are: Ailbe Burke and Gail Moll in the back row. Young Annie Reel (Patty Aspinall's daughter) is in the front row along with Greg Mutz, Bob Mueller and Johnny (Wyatt) Earp.
IAC Women's Team Captains were Pat Moll, Betsy Turner and Linda Barton.

The IAC men competed against top collegiate programs in Indiana/Midwest and periodically traveled out East. This is a star 400 medley relay with Ron Johnson, Tom Lord, Frank McKinney and Dick Wertz. 
Frank McKinney used an unconventional bent-arm backstroke pull and made waves on the National scene breaking the world record for the 200 backstroke when he was only 15 years old.

The 1955 Pan American Team included IAC's first Pan-American Gold medalist Judy Roberts who was a key member of the USA's 400 freestyle relay.

In 1956, two IAC backstrokers--Frank McKinney and Mary Anne Marchino--made the Olympic Team
and competed in Melbourne, Australia.

The 1956 Olympic Women's Team with Mary Anne in the front row.

Coach Jim Clark and his Olympian Mary Anne Marchino.  



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