Swimming

Doris Dannenhirsch Beshunsky

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Doris Dannenhirsch Beshunsky, competitive swimmer, teacher and coach, holds the distinction of being a member of halls of fame in two states. She is a member of The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame and was the first woman inducted into the Rhode Island Jewish Athletic Hall of Fame. Additionally, she is a member of… Read more »

Samuel Goldstein

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Born in Philadelphia, Samuel Hyman Goldstein became a paraplegic at the age of 14. His disability did nothing to prevent him from participating in athletics and, in fact, served as the motivation to become a top-class athlete in a multitude of sports on a variety of international stages. His pursuit of athletic achievement began in… Read more »

Judy Auritt Klein

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Judy Auritt, a graduate of West Philadelphia High School, was an AAU Junior National and Middle Atlantic States Swimming Champion and an NCAA record holder for Penn State University and the University Of Pennsylvania in the 1940s. She held Middle Atlantic Championships and resident and championship records in 50 yard freestyle, 100 yard freestyle and… Read more »

Joan Bernhang Waldbaum

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Joan Bernhang Waldbaum is a member of the United States Masters Swimming Association and has been a top ten swimmer in her age group since 2002. In 2006, she was on a woman’s relay team that came in first in the USA and seventh in the world. Her specialty is breast stroke and butterfly. Waldbaum’s… Read more »