Craig Swayze

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Year Inducted 1993
Category Media
Sport Rowing


Craig Swayze began his career in rowing as Coxy at age 11 in 1938.  He received a Gold Medal, for the Four Crew in Henley (1949) and coached high school rowing crews in 1955.  He became a newsman for the Candian Press, Toronto and St. Catharines Standard in 1953.  He was a part of the sports department, he was the City Editor, and the Assistant Managing Editor up until 1991.  He covered Regattas in North America and Europe.  Swayze was also an Executive for Publicity Director, North American Championship Rowing, Chairman of the world championship rowing and President of the Canadian American Rowing Associations, St Catharines Rowing Club, and Canadian Henley Rowing Corporation.  He was the Publicity Director for the Canadian Amateur Rowing Association (20 years).  He received many awards throughout his career including F.I.S.A Medal (1967), Canada Centennial Medal (1967), Air Canada Sports Executive of the Year, and Vesper Cup (North America Rowing Contribution).


  • Canadian Press
  • St Catharines Standard
  • North American Championship Rowing


  • Canada Centennial Medal – 1967
  • Air Canada Sports Executive of the Year
  • Vesper Cup (North America Rowing Contribution) – 1970