Judy Young

Judy Young
Judy Young
b. 1926

Year Inducted

Judy Young is used to breaking records. Add one more to her list. At the age of 97, she is the oldest person to ever be chosen for induction into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame as a member of its Class of 2024.

Born in 1926, Young grew up in Queens County, New York, swimming in the tidal bay and ocean. Her husband’s job moved her to Jamestown in 1960. With two young sons, she became active at the YMCA, first as a volunteer and later as the secretary to the executive director. She recognized the importance of physical fitness and found many opportunities to stay fit at the Y.

After Judy retired in 1987, she heard about the Allegheny Mountain YMCA/YWCA Masters Swimming Association (AMYMSA) and brought it to the attention of the Jamestown Y’s aquatics director. A local team was formed and Young began competitive swimming at the age of 61.

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