Bonnie Boyd Shannon

Bonnie Boyd ShannonBonnie Boyd Shannon

Bonnie Boyd Shannon
School: Cleveland (Commerce) Graduation Year: 1957

Year Inducted: 2014

Sports Played: Swimming

High School Honors: 4-year letter winner, swam on 3 State championship teams, 1954-56. On State ’54 Medley Relay team; 160 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay in 1955 and 1956; second in 100 Breaststroke as a senior.

Post High School Career: Graduated from Lewis & Clark in 1961 and swam competitively for the Multnomah Athletic Club. Golf, lap swimming and water aerobics are the main forms of exercise at present.

Commentary:

Participating in competitive swimming taught me self-discipline, that it is always possible to improve oneself by setting goals and hard work. And then, as a parent, I looked to swimming to pass on these values to our five children — all of whom were PIL swimmers — and to support them in all their endeavors as my parents had encouraged me.

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