Rickert has been involved in swimming all of his life beginning as an age group
swimmer at the Huntington, Indiana YMCA swimming for the famed Glen Hummer. Later, while in high school, he served as lifeguard and swim team
captain. A star breaststroke
champion, Lynn swam on five YMCA national championship teams while participating
in six national championships.
high school graduation in the 1960’s, Lynn attended Ball State University and
still found time to volunteer as an assistant high school coach. From there he became head coach at the Kettering YMCA. His involvement in YMCA swimming continued for another 30 years as an
official, committeeman and volunteer. His
accomplishments include President and Treasurer of the National YMCA Competitive
Swimming and Diving Committee, Member of the Olympic International Operating
Committee and the USS Board of Directors, President of the National YMCA Board
of Directors, Meet Director of the National YMCA Short Course Championships (6
years), and Board Member of Greenville and Randolph County YMCA Board of
has served distinctively on the International Congress and Board of Directors of
the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He
is also Treasurer of ISHOF and brings expertise to the position having been the
President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Trust Bank in Union City, Indiana
where he lives with his wife Mary Ann. The
Rickerts have three children, Jason,
Jenny and Jill.
his volunteer work at ISHOF, Lynn exemplifies the characteristics which
represent the Judge Martin Award. He
serves with loyalty and persistence.
not at ISHOF for meetings or events, Lynn operates his farm in Indiana, up early
every morning milking the cows and performing farm chores. He is a wholesome person with a kind heart who is always ready to help.