Frederic Maurice Lee
Frederic Maurice Lee
Hometown: Charlestown, MA
Team: Swimming & Diving

Frederic Maurice Lee '35
Hometown:
Charlestown, MA
Sport:
Swimming & Diving
Year Inducted:
1974

Frederic Maurice Lee ’35 was a national interscholastic swimming champion during his schoolboy days at Charlestown (MA) High and Worcester Academy. Before he left College Hill he broke several long-standing Brown records and had the distinction of swimming on four successive New England championship teams. Lee captained the freshman squad to a perfect 7-0 record, including victories over Harvard and Dartmouth, and a share of the N.E. title. He set a Brown and N.E. record for the 220 freestyle with a 2:25.2, posted a University mark for the 100 (:54 2/5), and tied the record for the 50 (:24). The undefeated freshman relay team of which he was a member won the Nationals at Annapolis in 1:40.3. During his sophomore year, Lee set a N.E. record for the 440 (5:30) and helped lead his team to the New England championship with a 2:24.3 in the 220 freestyle. Lee also led off in the 220-yard freestyle with a 2:22 3/5 against Harvard, lowered his own record in the 440 with a 5:24.8 against Springfield, and was a key figure as the Brown team of Coach Leo Barry won the New Englands again. Lee’s senior season opened with a bang as the Bruin captain led the 200-yard freestyle relay unit (Bob Love, Monroe Hemmerdinger, and Bill Paulsen were the other members) to a new New England mark of 1:36 2/5. And the season ended with the same flourish as Brown won the New Englands with Lee taking the 100 and the 200-yard freestyle events and swimming a leg on the winning 400-yard relay team. Fred Lee was class marshal, president of the Cammarian Club, and Delta Kappa Epsilon. He’s now senior staff engineer with General Telephone Co., Santa Monica, CA.