June Ford started swimming competitively at age 9, and by age 18 held nearly every State YMCA record for each age-group and each event. She achieved All-American honors in NCAA Division II Swimming for the University of Wisconsin 1980-1982 before transferring to University of Hawaii on a swimming scholarship and then went on to achieve All-American honors in NCAA Division I Swimming; Ford also competed in the 1984 Olympic Trials in the 200 butterfly;
Ford has placed in the Top Ten in Masters Swimming Nationals and International meets in different events, strokes, and distances between 1987 - 2005 ; and has held many National and World Records in Masters Swimming over those years; and as competed in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim ten times between 1983 - 1996 and three times finished in the top 3 female Overall; and otherwise finished in the top 3 of her Age-Group seven times; and
Ford has contributed to swimming in Hawaii as a swimming coach at Aulea Swim Club; assistant swim coach at Hawaii Loa (now Hawaii Pacific University); and ILH coach at Word of Life.
She is also inducted into the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame.