MISHOF Honoree Frank Piemme
Passes Away at age 95
Masters Hall of Fame Swimmer Frank Piemme passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at age 95.
He was inducted in the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in 2004.
Frank Piemme is a native Californian, born in San Bernadino, January 8, 1925. He was raised in the, then, frontier San Joaquin Valley where he learned to swim in the Feather River. He collected rattlers on the family homestead on the Sutter Buttes and graduated from Taft High School in oil country, Kern County.
It was at Taft High where Frank, intending to be a diver, was persuaded by swimming Coach Zecher, to try swimming, at least before World War II curtailed high school sports. Read his complete bio.