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Arnold "Arnie" Green

“Arnie” swam with the Portland Boys Club and Portland High School during the 1940’s to 1950.  During this time Arnie helped PHS to four state and three New England team titles including his senior year’s #1 team ranking for the U.S.  He earned All American status being the freestyler for the 150 medley relay that was ranked 6th.

            While at Yale University, He again earned All American status in 1951 and in 1953 he was a member of Yale’s NCAA National Championship team that had six members of the 1952 U.S. Olympic team.

            As an active Masters swimmer in Connecticut and Maine, he held or holds 16 out of 18 events in Maine for the 65-69 age group including 7 national top 10 times plus two nationally ranked relays.  He has won national masters titles for backstroke and several runner up positions.

            At 45 years old be took up running and eventually established a national record for the 5 mile event for masters age 50-59.  In 1982 he was named Connecticut’s track “athlete of the year”.  He has been named recipient of the N.Y. Road runners Club Age Group Male Runner of the Year three times.

            In 2004 he was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall Of Fame