The University of Toronto Archives is pleased to announce that the Nick Thierry personal papers, which includes 320 issues of the magazine Swim News, is now available to researchers.). The processing and arrangement of Nick Thierry’s papers was made possible through a donation made by Mr. George F. Thierry, Nick Thierry’s brother.
One of Thierry’s most important contributions to the swim world began when he discovered the need to start tracking swimming statistics to aid in the selection of athletes for swim teams and to develop a method for ranking swimmers globally. In order to facilitate this need for statistics, Thierry organized a monthly publication called Swim News, which quickly became a valuable global resource for coaches and swimmers.
While Thierry passed away on October 2, 2012 at the age of 73, the documentary history of his impact on the swimming world will be preserved and made available at the University of Toronto Archives. Faculty, students, staff and researchers are encouraged to visit the Archives and explore this extraordinary new resource.