Raymond S. Hall
Raymond S. Hall
Team: Swimming & Diving

Raymond S. Hall '31
Sport:
Swimming & Diving
Year Inducted:
1971

Raymond S. Hall ’31, a 1931 All-American, was credited with being the first sprinter in the country to hold his breath during races. He was captain of the 1931 team. During World War II, Hall earned the nickname, “The Flying Parson.” His record: 1929 – NE’s: 1st 50 free (25.4), 1st 100 free (56.6). ISA’s: 4th 50 free. 1930 – NE’s: 1st 50 free (25.0), 1st 100 free (57.2). ISA’s: DNP. NCAA’s:3rd 100 free. 1931 – NE’s 1st 100 free (56.8), on winning 160 relay team that set a new NE record.