USA Swimming Mourns Passing of Bill Krumm

USA Swimming Mourns Passing of Bill Krumm

 | Saturday, March 4, 2017

It is with deep regret that USA Swimming reports that our Sport Development Consultant for the Western Zone Bill Krumm passed away while on USA Swimming business in Carlsbad, CA.  

Bill was a member of the USA Swimming staff for nine years and did a fantastic job as the Sport Development Consultant for the Western Zone. To all of us here at USA Swimming, Bill was a popular and much-loved member of our staff team. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

He previously had been at the Weston Westport YMCA in Westport, CT, for 27 years. 
                                                  
Bill is survived by his wife, Suzi. Our thoughts, prayers and full support are with Suzi and Bill's entire family.

Bill was an ASCA Level 5 Age Group Coach with many of his swimmers ranking nationally, and many State and Zone record holders. Bill earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Southern Connecticut State University where he was an All-American swimmer and water polo player. SCSU inducted Bill into its Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. Bill also held many leadership positions as a volunteer in the swimming community. He was YMCA League President, member of the USA Swimming Safety Education Committee, and was General Chairman of Connecticut Swimming. 

Below is from his former team, the Weston Wesport YMCA Water Rats:

It is with great sadness that we announce that Bill Krumm, the former head coach of the Water Rats, has passed away.

Bill was the Sports Development Consultant for the Western Zone of USA Swimming, which he joined in 2007 after 27 years as Head Coach of the Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rats. While he was our Head Coach, Bill was the anchor of our program, coaching many of our swimmers at the Age Group level with quite a few obtaining Team, State, and Zone records.

Bill was an exacting coach with a stern façade, who got the best out of his swimmers. Underneath that curmudgeon-like exterior, however, was a kind and gentle soul who had a great sense of humor and devoted his life to our team when he was its coach.

Swimming was always part of Bill, who was a native of Connecticut. He graduated in 1977 from Southern Connecticut State University, where he was a nationally ranked swimmer and water polo player. When he was a senior, Bill won the Robert B. Muir Award as New England’s top senior swimmer. His team SCSU inducted Bill into its Sport Hall of Fame in 1995.

Bill also held many leadership positions as a volunteer in the swimming community.  He was YMCA League President, member of the USA Swimming Safety Education Committee, and was General Chairman of Connecticut Swimming.


 

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