Glenside native Jack Bauerle inducted into the PA Aquatics Hall of Fame

Glenside native Jack Bauerle, a La Salle College High School graduate and 7-time NCAA title winning head coach at Georgia University, has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Aquatics Hall of Fame as part of the 2023 class.

Bauerle recently retired from his post as the head coach of the University of Georgia’s swimming program. He won NCAA Coach of the Year seven times and was a school-record setter as a student-athlete.

According to, Bauerle began his swimming career at the Germantown YMCA, the Manor Lu Swim Club, and the Philadelphia Aquatics Club. He was a co-captain of the 1970 La Salle College High School team which won four team titles during his high school career.

To view the full list of PA Aquatics Hall of Fame inductees, you can click here. According to the organization’s website, the Hall of Fame was founded in 1968 and “recognizes those Pennsylvanians who have exhibited extraordinary service and achievement through aquatics.”

Photo courtesy of University of Georgia Athletics