Robin Butler Bright

Inducted in 2002

Resides:                   Manlius, NY

High School:            Syracuse University

Coaching Career:   Henninger High, 1982-1984
                                  Nottingham High, 1985 - current


One of the top female swimmers to come out of Syracuse, Robin continues her dedication to her sport as a coach in the Syracuse City School District. She began her career in coaching at Henninger in 1982 and moved over to Nottingham in 1985 where she continues to develop outstanding swimmers. Her overall meet record through 2001 is 123-60-3. Her girls teams have won 55 consecutive meets in the Metro Division and have captured eight OHSL Championships. She has had a hand in developing seven high school All-Americans and four New York State Champions. At one time, Nottingham held nine of the eleven swimming records, two New York State records and one MVP award from the state swimming meet. From 1965-75, Robin swam with the Syracuse Chargers. In 1974 she was ranked twentieth in the world, and seventh in the United States as a 16-year-old in the 200 meter backstroke. Her record at SU from 1976-80 is unparalleled. She was team captain and three time All-American. She held or still holds nine individual team records and eight SU pool records in eight events. She is a 17 time New York State Champion and 12 time Eastern Champion. In 1978, she was an All-American in the 400 individual medley. In 1979, she was a three time All-American in the 400 individual medley, 200 individual medley, and 200 medley relay. In 1980, she was an All-American in the 400 individual relay and qualified for the USA Olympic Trials. In 1982 she was named to the SU Orange Plus Hall of Fame.

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