Lincoln Hurring

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Lincoln Hurring
Personal information
Birth name Lincoln Norman William Hurring
Born (1931-09-15)15 September 1931
Dunedin, New Zealand
Died 21 April 1993(1993-04-21) (aged 61)
Milford, Auckland, New Zealand
Alma mater University of Iowa
Spouse(s) Jean Stewart (m. 1957)
Relatives Gary Hurring (son)
Country New Zealand
Sport Swimming
Achievements and titles
National finals 100 yd backstroke: 1st (1951, 1952, 1953)
110 yd backstroke: 1st (1960)
400 yd medley: 1st (1952, 1953)[1]

Lincoln Norman William Hurring (15 September 1931 – 21 April 1993) was a swimmer from New Zealand. He won two silver medals at the 1954 British Empire Games — one in the men's 110 yards backstroke and another in the men's 330 yards medley relay. He represented his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, 1952 and 1956. He became a swimming coach, and gave TV commentaries on several Olympics.

Hurring was born in Dunedin in 1931. In 1957 he married fellow swimmer Jean Stewart, who won the bronze medal in the women's 100 metres backstroke in 1952. Their son, Gary Hurring, won a Commonwealth Games gold medal and a world championship silver.

In the 1950s, Hurring was a student at the University of Iowa on an athletic scholarship, while competing for the university's Iowa Hawkeyes swimming and diving team. While at Iowa he won several NCAA, Big Ten Conference and U.S. national open backstroke titles. In 2001 he was inducted into the University of Iowa Hall of Fame.[2]

From 1954 Hurring and Jean Stewart coached swimming at Three Kings School in Auckland, and in 1975 they moved to the Takapuna Municipal Pool.

In 1993, aged 61, he collapsed and died on Milford Beach, Auckland from a heart attack.[3]

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  1. ^ McLintock, A.H., ed. (1966). "Swimming — national championships". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Wellington: Ministry for Culture and Heritage. ISBN 978-0-478-18451-8. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Swimming: US varsity honours Hurring". Evening Post. 6 September 2001. p. 30. 
  3. ^ New Zealand Herald. 22 April 1993. p. 3.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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