BiographyAthlete : Boxing
Year Inducted: 1985
Date of Birth: November 3rd, 1896
Born in: Arnprior, Ontario
Mel Swartman (deceased). During his 25-year stint as an Army sports sergeant, he founded Beaver Boxing Club and served as boxing instructor at Ottawa Boys Club. Coach, trainer Canadian team at 1950 British Empire Games. Trained many Olympians. In later years became a successful breeder, trainer of champion miniature dachshunds.