Tim Stanford '86

Tim Stanford was a four-year letterwinner and a two-year co-captain for both the swimming and water polo teams at Washington and Lee.

One of the most decorated athletes in Washington and Lee’s history, Stanford earned First Team All-America honors a staggering eight times in swimming and three occasions in water polo.

 In swimming, Stanford set school records in the 100-yard butterfly (50.57), 200-yard butterfly (1:52.13), 400-yard freestyle relay (3:09.04), 800-yard freestyle relay (6:59.98) and 400-yard medley relay (3:53.96). He also set a W&L pool record in the 100 fly (50.57).

Stanford competed in the NCAA Division III Championships each of his four years with a high finish of second in the 200-yard butterfly and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly at the 1986 NCAA Division III Championships.

In water polo, Stanford was twice presented with the Burt Haaland Outstanding Offensive Water Polo Award and earned All-Southern honors each of his final three seasons. He also received All-State honors each of his final two seasons.