Helen Perry

Induction Year: 1976 Sport: Swimming & Diving

National AAU 100-yard backstroke champion in 1939 and 1941, Set American record in the 100-yard backstroke in 1940 and broke it in 1941. Won national junior championships in diving, backstroke, the 150-yard individual medley and the 100-yard freestyle during an illustrious career that stamped her as one of the most successful female athletes to come out of Cleveland. Was named the Outstanding Athlete in Northeastern Ohio District by the AAU in 1937 and 1941.