SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME SPOTLIGHT: Bunny Cederlund Was Iconic Masters Swimmer

2012 Area Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame iconic Masters swimmer was inspiration to us all

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: When Bunny Cederlund’s title got here up for consideration by the Area Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame choice committee she was a consensus selection for the newbie class.

BUNNY CEDERLUND – 2012 INDUCTEE

• 234 Particular person High 10 Swims

• 13 Time All-American

• 4 Masters World Data

ICONIC MASTERS SWIMMER & INSPIRATION

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – When Bunny Cederlund’s title got here up for consideration by the Area Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame choice committee she was a consensus selection for the newbie class.

Sadly, we weren’t be capable to personally current her with the award that she so fittingly deserves as a result of she handed away in 2011 on the age of 89.

A longtime member of the Florida Aquatic Mixed Crew, Cederlund, a very iconic Masters swimmer and inspiration to us all as we age, was an excellent swimmer in her youth and returned to competitors within the late Eighties.

A world-class swimmer in her late teenagers and early 20s, Cederlund misplaced a possibility to swim within the 1940 Olympics when the Summer season Video games, initially scheduled for Tokyo, had been moved to Helsinki after which in the end canceled due to World Conflict II.

Aggressive swimming got here to an finish for Cederlund when she married Air Pressure officer Walt Cederlund, who gave Agnes Cederlund her nickname of “Bunny.”

The couple, who lived in Ridgefield Park, N.J., for roughly 25 years, moved to Florida within the late Eighties after Bunny turned 65 years previous.

A world class swimmer in her late teens and early 20s, Cederlund lost an opportunity to swim in the 1940 Olympics when the Summer Games, originally scheduled for Tokyo, were moved to Helsinki and then ultimately canceled because of World War II.
A world-class swimmer in her late teenagers and early 20s, Cederlund misplaced a possibility to swim within the 1940 Olympics when the Summer season Video games, initially scheduled for Tokyo, had been moved to Helsinki after which in the end canceled due to World Conflict II. (Pictures for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

FOUR INTERNATIONAL WORLD RECORDS

Throughout her profession in Masters swimming, Cederlund achieved 234 particular person High 10 swims and 14 relay High 10 listings. She was a person All-American 13 instances (11 pool AAs from 1992-2008 and two long-distance listings from 2002-2003) and a relay All-American 4 instances.

During her career in Masters swimming, Cederlund achieved 234 individual Top 10 swims and 14 relay Top 10 listings. She was an individual All-American 13 times (11 pool AAs from 1992-2008 and two long distance listings from 2002-2003) and a relay All-American four times.
Throughout her profession in Masters swimming, Cederlund achieved 234 particular person High 10 swims and 14 relay High 10 listings. She was a person All-American 13 instances (11 pool AAs from 1992-2008 and two long-distance listings from 2002-2003) and a relay All-American 4 instances. (Pictures for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

As of 2012, she nonetheless holds 15 pool particular person United States Masters Swimmer (USMS) data in three age teams and dominated the USMS backstroke data from the 50 Quick Course Yards (SCY) to the 200 Lengthy Course Meters (LCM) within the 80-84 and 85-89 age teams.

She nonetheless holds 4 FINA (the worldwide governing physique of swimming) Masters World Data—the 80-84 50-meter backstroke (LCM) and the 85-59 50-meter backstroke (SCM), 50-meter backstroke (LCM), and 100-meter backstroke (LCM).

In line with her daughter, on the time of her demise, Cederlund, mom of 4, grandmother of seven, and great-grandmother of six youngsters, was already planning out what her technique can be to win the 2011 Nationals in Auburn, Alabama.

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Originally posted 2023-05-28 04:04:53.


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