SWIMMING LEGACY: Coach Al Sheeler, a general contractor, built the Sheeler Winton Swim Club complex in South Miami-Dade near Perrine (now Palmetto Bay) in the 1960s during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Deemed “Sheeler’s Folly,” the pool served as a training ground for children ages 6 to 10 who would learn the basics of competitive swimming and go on to train with Sheeler’s team. Many moved on to local teams in South Florida during high school and college years.
SWIMMING LEGACY: Coach Al Sheeler, a general contractor, built the Sheeler Winton Swim Club complex in South Miami-Dade near Perrine (now Palmetto Bay) in the 1960s during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Deemed “Sheeler’s Folly,” the pool served as a training ground for children ages 6 to 10 who would learn the basics of competitive swimming and go on to train with Sheeler’s team. Many moved on to local teams in South Florida during high school and college years.
SWIMMING LEGACY: Coach Al Sheeler, a general contractor, built the Sheeler Winton Swim Club complex in South Miami-Dade near Perrine (now Palmetto Bay) in the 1960s during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Deemed “Sheeler’s Folly,” the pool served as a training ground for children ages 6 to 10 who would learn the basics of competitive swimming and go on to train with Sheeler’s team. Many moved on to local teams in South Florida during high school and college years.

Coach Al Sheeler, who built a swim team ‘factory’ in Miami, dies at 89

January 19, 2015 7:00 AM

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