Arthur Richards Rule Jr. ’24
"Versatile All-American, record-breaking swimming star. A football player at Pingry who competed in basketball and track at the United States Naval Academy, Arthur Rule excelled at swimming. Captain of the Academy Team, Navy's Swimming Champion for four years, and three times All-American, he first learned to swim freestyle and backstroke as a Midshipman. A 6'4"" powerhouse in the 50 Yard Freestyle, 150 Yard Backstroke and team relays, he consistently set and shattered his own intercollegiate and national records, once breaking three records in two classes of individual swimming and two records in team relays, all in the same intercollegiate meet. The 1925 NCAA 50 Yard Freestyle and 150 Yard Backstroke title holder, he shared in the 1924, 1925, and 1926 NCAA Team Championships. Accomplished in two winter sports, this basketball center was known to score goals early in a game before leaving to swim in a simultaneous aquatic competition. A member of the Academy's Athletic Hall of Fame, Arthur Rule is among Navy's most versatile athletes of his time. Following his Academy graduation, Arthur Rule served with the U.S. Navy through World War II, rising to the rank of Commander, before retiring to what was to become a highly successful business career."