Thursday, August 9, 2012
He famously promoted water polo throughout the St. Louis area.
Clayton High School teacher Wally Lundt popularized the sport of water polo throughout the St. Louis area. Now, the city's Board of Aldermen is expected to review a proposal to honor him with a plaque at Shaw Park Aquatic Center. Lundt died in December. Under the plan, the pool's dive tank would be called the Wally H. Lundt Dive Tank. The Parks and Recreation Commission voted July 19 to put the issue before aldermen, meeting minutes state. The decision comes at the request of the Clayton Alumni Association and Clayton Education Foundation. The organizations shared their proposal in a letter to the parks commission: "The Clayton Alumni Association and Education Foundation requests to name the dive tank at the Shaw Park Aquatic Center in …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The events honoring the longtime coach happened over the weekend.
Friends and family remembered longtime Clayton High School coach Wally Lundt on Saturday at Washington University and The Center of Clayton, STLhighschoolsports.com reported. Quoting from the article: "For almost 60 years, Mr. Lundt coached swimming and water polo, with the bulk of his career spent at Clayton." Hear more about Wally from his friends and family, and read more about the memorials in the complete STLhighschoolsports.com article. More about Wally Lundt on Patch:
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wally Lundt introduced water polo to St. Louis-area high school students.
People are marking the death of Wally Lundt, a longtime water polo and swimming coach at Clayton High School, using social media. Here are a few excerpts from Twitter regarding his life and career in water polo coaching: @PoloMamaEmde "Your StL WP family will miss you. Thank you for paving the way for @MOWaterPolo" @sluhwp "STL WP legend Wally Lundt has passed away, helped start high school WP in STL. We all have WL to thank!" @chsglobe "Our community has lost a great friend and coach, Wally Lundt. Thank you for everything Coach Lundt." @USAWP "Sorry to hear about the passing of USA Water Polo Hall of Famer and St. Louis WP legend Wally Lundt. Thoughts go out to his friends & family." Others posted messages on Facebook. Alan Stiffelman …
Friday, December 30, 2011
The longtime Clayton High School teacher popularized water polo among St. Louis-area high schools beginning in the 1960s.
An iconic Clayton High School coach for water polo and swimming has died, the CHS Globe reported this week. Wally Lundt began teaching at the school in 1957. Quoting from the Globe article by Jonathan Shumway: "He really cared about all of us and even when he was sick this last fall, he still tried to make every practice he could. He loved the pool and coaching." (Read the complete Wally Lundt memorial article on the Globe website.) Lundt envisioned and helped found St. Louis' first Water Polo High School League in 1960 along with coaches from Ladue and University City, a history written by him and posted to the Missouri Water Polo website states. The coach "felt that swimmers needed a fall team sport as a conditioning activity to precede…