Athletic Achievement – Class of 1979
Swimmer George Hoogerhyde was an outstanding athlete and a two-time Class A Champion. Titles he holds include 1979 State Champion in the 50-yard freestyle and 1979 State Champion in the 100-yard freestyle. He was also named a 1979 All American in the 50-yard freestyle, 1979 All American (Honorable Mention) 100-yard freestyle and 1979 All State (all classes) in 100-yard freestyle. He served as the 1979 co-captain of the GHHS swim team and is also a former high school record holder in three individual events and one relay.
George was a member of the Ohio State University Men’s Swimming and Diving Team from 1979-82, and there he is a former record holder in three individual events and three relays. During his senior year at OSU, he finished as runner-up at the Big Ten Conference meet in three events and was voted the school’s Most Valuable Swimmer. The three-year NCAA qualifier was also an Olympic Trial Qualifier in 1984.
Currently the Vice President of Development for KIDS HOPE USA, George resides in Grand Haven with his wife and family.