2013 MISHOF Honoree Ted Haartz Passes Away on New Year's Day, 2021
Frederick “Ted” Haartz, who spent more than four decades as an administrator at the highest levels of U.S. Masters Swimming, died on Jan. 1. Haartz was 92 years old.
Haartz swam at Tufts University and competed in Masters swimming starting in the 1970s. He was inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2013.
Haartz became synonymous with the Top Ten Times list that he established and maintained across all of the Masters age groups for more than a decade. For many years, he was an active volunteer from the local to national level for various swimming organizations including US Masters Swimming and USA Swimming.
In the pool, Haartz set five Masters world records and 11 Masters American records. A breaststroke specialist, he competed over 10 age groups from 1971 on and was present at every long-course Masters Championship from 1973-2010.