- Born: Jan 29, 1939
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- HS George Washington, graduated, Shortridge HS, 1 year post grad
- Indiana University ‘61,, Florida Atlantic University ‘70
Married: Inta Argals Barton, daughters Andra, Krista, (Shari Lynn, Debbie Jo, previous marriage), granddaughter Dillan,
AAU CLUB: Indianapolis Athletic Club, All-American, National Champion and Record Holder 400IM, Broke world Records in 400 IM and 200 Butterfly. Bill won over twenty high point trophies and finaled in every event he swam in his last five National championships. Broke the National Amerian 400IM record by six seconds.
World professional circuit five years retired as fifth all time money winner. Toured the world with Johnny Weismueller (Tarzan)
NCAA and Canadian University coaching positions:
Florida State 1 year internship:
- Dean Jurger team captain placed 5th in 50 Free, and Phil Boggs (a club diver in Barton’s diving club) place 2nd in 1meter and 1st in 3mter diving, later to win Olympic gold on 3 meter board in Montreal.
- Cornell four years, All-American Bob Meade (5th NCAA, 2nd National Club Championships), Butterfly
- Duke three years, All-American (Girls) Nancy Prominsky, Grace Myers, Julie Teeters, Tara Grubber) Duke relay records 400 yd Freestyle lasted 30 years. Eric Steinhouse, Breaststroke, Bob Crowder, team captain, achored the 400 free relay at 45.+, Duke lost by 1 point.
- University of Lethbridge (Alberta Canada), University Men’s Coach of the year, his sprinter Dean Kondziolka was Men’s Swimmer of the Year.
- Coached in Canada twenty years.
- Managed and operated Ontario Canada swim camps for fourteen years, 100 Girls at Camp Ak-O-Mac site and 100 Boys at Camp
- Canadian Club swimmers set 72 national records
Canadian National Team Coaching Staff positions:
- Olympic Games (1992)
- 3 Pan Pacific Games (Australia, Japan, Canada)
- Pan-American Games, (Gainesville, Florida,)
- National Youth Team: Varberg, Sweden/Finland
- National Youth Team: Austin, Texas
- National Youth Team: Moscow, Russia
- European Tour of World Ciup: Germany, England, France, Holland, Sweden, Finland.
- University of Lethbridge (Alberta Canada), University Men’s Coach of the year, his sprinter Dean Kondziolka was Men’s Swimmer of the Year. Many of the senior swimmers made cuts for first time in their university careers.
Member of Canadian Coaching Association
- President of Ontario, Canada Swimmming, 5 years
- Member National Coaching Association of Canada board, five years, Chair of Ethics.
- Corpus Christi King High School
Amanda Rivera, Assistant Head Coach
- Started swimming at age 8 with Coastal Bend Swimming (CBS/CBA) and continued swimming through high school
- 2009-2010 Taught individual and group swim lessons at the Corpus Christi Athletic Club. Also an Assistant Summer League Coach.
- 2010-2011 Assistant USA and Summer League Swim Coach with Flour Bluff Aquatic Swim Team (FAST)
- 2012-2013 Assistant Swim Coach with Coastal Bend AllStars (CBA) Kingsville
- 2013-2015 Assistant USA Swim Coach and Head Coach for Summer League Swim with Flour Bluff Aquatic Swim Team (FAST)
- 2018-Present Assistance Head Coach Coastal Bend AllStars Swim Team (CBA)
Coach Crews is originally from Denton Tx. She was a competitive swimmer for 9 years and a competitive water polo for 5 years. During her career in competitive swimming she started in TAAF swimming instead of USA. Within TAAF at age 13 she won 3rd place in the 200-yard IM in the state of Texas and won 5th place in the nation. At 14 she switched over to USA swimming as well as competed in High School. Her Sophomore year of high school she broke the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke from 1984 going a 1:11 placing 2nd in Region and qualified for state. She also played with Thunder Water Polo Club winning 1st in the Armadillo Classic Fall and Dallas Fall Invite. In her junior year she broke the school record again going a 1:10 in the 100-yard breaststroke and qualifying for state in both swimming and water polo. She made second team for water polo at State and went on to play in the National Junior Olympics at Stanford with Thunder water polo. During that time, she and her teammates also played in the Southwest Zone Championship, Dallas Summer Classic, Houston Summer Open Summer, and North Texas Thunder Champions. In her Senior year she became team captain for both the swimming and water polo team and qualified for state in swimming. She won second most valuable player at Region for water polo also making the 1st team as well as winning the Armadillo Classic and Dallas Fall Invite for Thunder water polo.