North Central College - Naperville, IL

Harold W. Henning

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1963

Hal Henning graduated, cum laude, from the Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1949. He practiced dentistry in Naperville from 1949 to 1988, but swimming was his passion. As a student, Henning achieved All-American status in the freestyle and backstroke and established records in virtually all events en route to the 1940 Olympics. As a coach at North Central, he developed two world-class swimmers and one Olympic gold medalist. He later chaired the U.S. Olympic Swimming Committee.