Chuck Berke '70

Charles (Chuck) Berke might be the most decorated swimmer to ever compete for Fairfield Prep. He was a three-time state champion who set a host of school and state records.

Berke was in the pool from 1967 through 1970, co-captained the team his senior season and helped lead Prep to three consecutive MBIAC titles from 1968-70.

He was a three-time state champion in the 100 butterfly, setting state records in that event in 1969 and 1970. He also won the state title in the 400 freestyle as a sophomore (1968), the 200 freestyle as a senior and was part of the champion 400 freestyle relay team as a junior.

Upon graduation, he earned a scholarship to Maryland, where he swam for four seasons, co-captained the team in 1973-74 and was the school’s record holder and a multiple ACC champion in the 200 butterfly.

Chuck Berke Acceptance Speech