Swim Champs' Coach Leaving
by GEORGE E. VAN
Off for Puerto Rico
Patton swimmers were undefeated in 33 straight
combined boys and girls
age group team championships over a five year period.
Tom Sullivan, who has been coached by Hauck, is
handling the Patton
swimmers as amateur coach.
Hauck will leave Tuesday for his new post. He will be
his wife, Caroll, and his three children, Krista, 3; Tim, 5; and Harry
Harry Hauck, whose swimmers brought national
recognition to the Patton
Pool of the Detroit Department of Parks and Recreation, resigned his
directorship today to take a similar position with the Caribe-Hilton
in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Hauck, 36 will coach the Caribe Swimming Club, will
become a member
of the Pan-American games staff for Puerto Rico and will coach the
water polo team.
"He was the best developer of swimming talent we've
ever had in the
Recreation Department," said Ernie Stengel, director of swimming until
his retirement in 1963.
AIDED AGE GROUPS
"Harry did more to stimulate interest in age-group
swimming than any
other man in this area. Because of his full schedule of work it was
for him to do most of his coaching in swimming on his own time."
Hauck is a graduate of Wayne State, where he was
coached by Leo Maas.
Backstroke was his specialty.
Hauck's protégés won the National senior AAU men's
distance swimming championships the last three summers.
Doug Webster took individual honors for Patton in
1964. Pete Adams,
George Saldana, Monty Blashill and Webster were other members of the
Joan Makkonen, Mary Ceresko and Tina Solis, won the
women's senior team
title to give Patton a sweep in long distance swimming this year.
WATER POLO CHAMPS
Other outstanding protégés of Hauck include John
Rick Skarbo, Joanne Scarborough, Carol Danboise, Lee Davis, John Szuba,
Sue Spilski and Linda Foster. Hauck's Patton water polo squads won the
state indoor and outdoor titles the last four years and swept the
invitational last summer.