Al McGuire
Hall of Fame Enshrinee Information
Al McGuire
Inducted: 2008
Sport: Swimming & Diving


Al began setting records immediately as a Duhawk during the 1981-1982 season. Under head coach Pete Ross and diving coach Bob Wren, McGuire landed a spot at the NAIA National Swim Meet as a freshmen while becoming the first Loras College athlete to qualify for nationals as a diver.
In total, McGuire qualified four times for the NAIA National Swim Meet on the 1-meter springboard and three times on the 3-meter springboard. He earned All-American honors twice in the 1-meter competition and once, his senior season, in the 3-meter competition. He was also a champion at the Iowa Small College State Meet at both heights and a captain of the men's team in three of his four seasons with the team.

McGuire currently holds every Loras College men's diving record. His career best and record-holding marks, which were each set during his senior season are - 1-meter, six dives, 266.6 - 1-meter, 11 dives, 457.9 - 3-meter, six dives, 297.45 - 3-meter, 11 dives, 489.3.

A native of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, (Hoffman Estates High School) McGuire is currently Funeral Director of Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel in Monmouth. He currently resides in Monmouth, Illinois with his wife Bev. They are the proud parents of four children; Matthew, Abigail, Emma, and Claire. He has contributed as a diving coach to the Monmouth College Fighting Scots teams during his time in Monmouth as well.