Edward Cazalet (USA)
Honor Masters Swimmer (2013)
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS (SWIMMER): World Points – 661, Pre-World Points – 0, Total Points – 661; Since 1987, he has competed in four age groups (45-49 through 60-64); 18 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS.
Edward Cazalet has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington, a Masters of Science degree from the University of Washington and a Doctorate of Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University, but his success in the pool is even more impressive.
A native of Vancouver, Canada, he began swimming at age 11 with the Vancouver YMCA and later with the Vancouver Amateur Swim Club and Canadian Dolphins. He won a number of Canadian Championships and represented Canada in the 1959 and 1963 Pan American Games, where he won one silver and two bronze medals as a Canadian relay team member.
In 1985, Ed began competing in Masters Swimming after being encouraged by
Carolyn Boak and Dick Thomas to begin swimming with the Los Altos Masters. In 1998, he returned to Vancouver to win seven events in the Canadian Short Course Championships, setting six world Masters records.
Ed has been ranked in the top ten for 18 years, from 1987 until 2006. He set 18 FINA Masters World Records in the freestyle, I.M. and backstroke, 8 long course and 10 short course. Beginning with world rankings in 1986, he has 23 number 1, 36 number 2 and 16 number 3 long course meter rankings, 28 number 1, 26 number 2 and 7 number 3 in short course meters for totals of 51 number 1, 62 number 2 and 23 number 3 world rankings. He competed in the 1988, 1994 and 2006 FINA Masters World Championships winning 2 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze medals.
Ed has also trained with the Santa Clara and Stanford Masters, taking advantage of the great masters programs in the area. He has competed for the Los Altos Masters, Santa Clara Masters, the Olympic Club and Stanford Masters, where he was on many world-record relay teams.
In addition to pool swimming, Cazalet enjoys open water swimming. At age 61, he participated in the 2003 Maui Channel Swim as a member of the Haleakala Hammerheads. The team of six swam the channel with a time of 4:08:34.
Cazalet is the CEO of the Cazalet Group. He has been a consultant and a leader in the electric power industry for over 40 years. He has founded or co-founded four companies and continues to work full time in the industry. For his industry contributions, Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine named Dr. Cazalet “Innovator of the Year”.
Ed currently swims recreationally and hopes one day to return to competition. He currently lives in downtown Los Altos with his wife Pam.