1989 Honor Coach
FOR THE RECORD: OLYMPIC COACH: 1968; COMMONWEALTH GAMES COACH: 1954; PAN
AMERICAN GAMES COACH: 1963; WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS COACH: 1973; MACCABIAH GAMES
COACH: 1977, 1981; Head Coach Aquatic Director of Ocean Falls, B.C.: 1950-1964;
Head Coach Aquatic Director Montreal Amateur Athletic Association: 1964-1966;
Head Coach Aquatic Director at Pointe Claire: 1966 to 1990's; 1982 Aquatic Hall
of Fame Canada; 1983 Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
At the famed Montreal Athletic Association and at Point Claire he developed many more world class swimmers including world record holders Wendy Quirk and Peter Szmidt. All totaled, Gate coached 33 swimmers to Commonwealth, Pan-American, World Championship or Olympic Games, 10 from Ocean Falls and 23 from Montreal. He was head coach of the Canadian team at the first World Championship in Belgrade in 1973. He also coached the 1968 Canadian Olympic Team.
George Gate is most proud of his programs in diving, synchronized swimming and water safety. He has developed 14 nationally ranked Canadian coaches from his swimmers, including 3 Olympic coaches, the Johnson brothers and Cliff Barry. Pretty good for a British Seaman turned logger, lifeguard and mail-order clerk.
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