John Jambeck ’62 Inducted 2006

Swimming & Diving

John   Jambeck

An all-conference selection for all four years of his swimming career, sprint specialist John Jambeck '62 helped Coach Vic Gustafson's swim team to two MIAC championships (1959 and 1960) and two runner-up finishes (1961 and 1962). The Minneapolis Roosevelt graduate dominated the 100 freestyle during his college days, winning the 100-yard event at the conference meet in his freshman and sophomore years and the 100-meter event in his junior and senior years. As a sophomore, he also won the conference meet's 60-yard freestyle in record time and swam a leg for the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team. He added the 50-meter freestyle crown to his laurels in his junior year, and in his senior year he was co-captain of a squad that took on such big-school swimming powers as the University of Minnesota, Texas A&M, and Southern Methodist.

An elementary education major at Gustavus, Jambeck went on to earn a master's degree in education from the University of Minnesota. He was an elementary school teacher for 34 years in the Hopkins school district and a longtime swim official in the Lake Conference. He and his wife, Sandy, reside in Minnetonka.