Acton Boxboro's legacy of swimming excellence might never have gotten off the ground if not for pioneers like Jim. For four years, Jim got up at five a.m. to travel the thirty miles to the area's only indoor swimming pool in Leominster. Jim and his father were the founders of Acton Boxboro's first swim team in 1970. Over a four year period, Jimmy won three first place finishes in League Championship meets, three top ten finishes in State Championship meets and two top three finishes in the New England Championships. In addition to swimming, Jim was a top point producer in track as a 220 and 100 yd. sprinter and in the triple jump event.
As a member of Springfield College's fine swimming program, Jim earned All New England Honors in three events while setting two varsity records. Jim was also named an All-American in 1975. Currently Jim is employed at Espo Litho, Inc., Lynn, Massachusetts. He and his wife Lori are building a new home in Stow to make room for their two sons Jesse and Connor. Jim's most memorable moment at AB came when after four years of traveling, he was able to come home to the new AB pool at the end of the 1974 season and swim in front of his friends and classmates for the first time.