Haines, George

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Haines, George Gender: M
George Frederick Haines
born on 9 March 1924 at 06:40 (= 06:40 AM )
Place Huntington, Indiana, 40n53, 85w30
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 18°41' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°04 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 02°29'


American swimmer and swimming coach who coached for seven U.S. Olympic swim teams. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1977 as an Honor Coach.

He coached at the Santa Clara Swim Club, Stanford University and UCLA. During his stay at Santa Clara, he coached 26 future Olympians, including Mark Spitz, Don Schollander and Claudia Kolb.

In 1960, Haines was selected to coach at the 1960 Summer Olympics, and seven of his swimmers from Santa Clara also qualified, including 1960 gold medalists Chris von Saltza, Lynn Burke, George Harrison, and Paul Hait; the first class also included Donna de Varona and Steve Clark, who would win gold at the 1964 Olympics.

He died in a nursing home in Carmichael, California on 1 May 2006. He was married for 60 years to June Carter Haines, and the couple had five children. A bronze statue of Haines now stands next to the Olympic-size pool at the Santa Clara Swim Center.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) student relationship with Spitz, Mark (born 10 February 1950)


  • Work : Prize 1977 (International Swimming Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (60 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Vocation : Sports : Swimming
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Swim coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (International Swimming)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Olympic swim coach)