John D. Nielsen

Player Accomplishments  Started playing at age 13, Iolani school, coach John Wilcox
   Varsity goalie Iolani, MVP, High School All-American
   Occidental College, Los Angeles, Varsity Water Polo
   Four year starting goalie, four year All-Conference selection in Water Polo
   Goalie, US Olympic Festival, South team, 1982
   Goalie, Paumalu Surf Polo Team, First Place Hoolaulea 2003
Swimming Accomplishments  Varsity swimming team, Iolani, coach was HOF member Leigh Josephson
   Occidental College's Varsity Swimming, four year varsity, conference champion in 100 yard breastroke, set new pool record
   Solo swim 9 mile Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, 7th swimmer to do this
Coaching Accomplishments  Head Coach USA Water Polo's Olympic Festival South Team,. 1986
   Founder and Head Coach of Chaminade Univ. Men's Varsity Water Polo Team
   Coach assist, US National Olympic Women's Team Clinic, Honolulu
Administrative Accomplishments  Event Manager Home Games, UH Manoa Rainbow Wahine Water Polo Games
   Pacific NW and Hawaii Chairperson, USA Water Polo Master's Division
   Pacific NW and Hawaii Chairperson National Development Committee USA Water Polo
   Cofounder Maui Invitational Water Polo Tournament, Co-tournament director
   President of Hawaii Water Polo Committee, 1994-2003
   Tournament director, Hawaiian Invitational Water Polo, 1991-2003
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