• Freestyle swimmer who dominated in the 50 and 100 meters and anchored the Explorers’ dominate relay teams.
  • Went on to William & Mary University.

Like most swimmers, John participated in numerous events but his best was the 100 freestyle, an event that he set a school record.

His Coach Dave Goodman noted that John’s versatility was typical of swimmers at Columbus.  It was that versatility that helped Columbus compete with much larger teams from schools like Palmetto, Coral Gables and Miami Springs.

John Kaay was honored three consecutive years on the Miami Herald’s all county team.

After graduating from Columbus, John accepted a swimming scholarship to William and Mary.