George Haines served as the coach of the United States Olympic swim teams seven times over a 38-year coaching span—1960, ’64, ’68, ’72, ’76, ’80 and ’84. His swimmers won a total of 44 Gold, 14 Silver and 10 Bronze Olympic medals. Fourteen of his swimmers— record-breakers Mark Spitz, Donna de Varona, Chris Von Saltza and Don Schollander, among them — join him as a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. In 2001, the International Swimming Hall of Fame named him Coach of the Century.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
Plaque location: Santa Clara International Swim Center