Swimming Through the Years

May 30, 2019

Long-time Farmington member Locke Boyer takes a deep dive into the history, traditions and evolution of Farmington’s swimming pools and aquatic programs. Locke shares a trove of fascinating stories and photographs, including anecdotes about President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1935 visit, the legacy of Farmington’s beloved walnut tree, and the Club’s important role in the development of the Jefferson Swim League.

Locke’s involvement as a swimming official spans 35 years, including stints as President of the Jefferson Swim League, a U.S. Swimming Official, and a referee. He currently officiates at UVA home meets and coordinates officials for high school swim meets and the area's Summer League.