Wilson has one of the elite swimming programs in the state and Roy Snyder is the architect. Snyder founded the program and surpassed 600 career victories earlier this month. The 85-year-old is in his 59th season as the Bulldogs’ boys swimming coach. He still loves working with high school athletes. “You hear so much about the kids today…the kids today are great. This year’s team is really enthusiastic and they work their tails off. That’s what makes it fun,” said Snyder. Wilson has won 34 Central Penn League championships, 22 District 3 titles, and four state championships under Snyder’s direction. The Bulldogs are going for their seventh consecutive District 3 title this year.
SV Sports sat down with the legendary coach before Wilson defeated Muhlenberg 131-51 at the Roy G. Snyder Natatorium. Snyder’s all-time record improved to a remarkable (602-114-1) after that meet.
Roy was hired by Wilson High School my senior year when it still did not have a pool.
Our swim team used to bus to the Reading Y and sometimes all the way to Kutztown University to find a place to swim.