John Kasley - MCSHOF Inductee - 2024

John Kasley, a 1981 graduate of Ludington, was a standout swimmer, capturing a state championship in 1981 in the 50 meter freestyle as well as state runner-up titles in the 100 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay. Kasley was the first Oriole to win a state championship in swimming. Upon graduation, Kasley held six school records at Ludington, the 50 and 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Individual Relay and was a member of the 400 freestyle relay record team. He also held pool records in Traverse City, Muskegon and Muskegon. Kasley went on to swim at Michigan State University from 1982 - 1985 and competed in four Big Ten Championship Meets. He was a MSU record holder in the 400 freestyle and in 2009, Kasley was honored with the William Heusner Memorial Service Award at MSU.