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Wayne William Snellgrove

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Wayne Snellgrove winning a local ocean swim in Florida
Sid Cassidy and Wayne Snellgrove, former USA Swimming national team teammates

Wayne William Snellgrove, whose birth name was Dwayne Ivan Smoke and whose nickname is the Greatest Native American Swimmer. He was born in Canada and was a Sixties Scoop child.

Pool Swimming Career[edit]

  • Snellgrove swam at the Peddie School and La Salle University
  • Started his swimming career with the Jersey Wahoo’s Swim Club in New Jersey
  • As nationally ranked competitive swimmer, he swam for The Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.
  • In 1991, was a member of the National High School record-setting 200-yard medley relay
  • In 1991, was one of the fastest high school swimmers in the 100-yard butterfly
  • In 1992, broke 2 YMCA National Records, and won YMCA two national long course swimming titles
  • In 1993, received a full Scholarship to La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

Snellgrove is a former national-level and international-level 5 km, 10 km and 25 km open water swimmer who represented the United States in international competitions.

Daily Medicine[edit]

Snellgrove authored Daily Medicine, a spiritual prayer book, contains 366 meditations focused on Indigenous healing and spirituality.

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