Philip "Pete" Swindell was born in Baltimore in 1914. His illustrious lacrosse career started at Baltimore's Gilman School, where he earned All-Maryland honors in 1933 as a senior defenseman for the Greyhounds. Swindell continued his education and lacrosse career at Johns Hopkins University the following year. As a defenseman for Hopkins from 1934-1937, Swindell achieved some outstanding accomplishments.
He was a first team All-American for three consecutive years - 1935, 1936 and 1937, and he served as captain of the Blue Jays in both his junior and senior seasons. Swindell also represented the United States in international play against Canada in 1935 and 1936 and against England in 1937.
Swindell joined Armstrong World Industries in 1937, following graduation, but his career was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. He served proudly in the European Theatre as a member of the United States Army, and he earned the rank of captain. Following his military service, Swindell returned to his position with Armstrong World Industries, where he served as district manager in High Point, N.C.; Philadelphia; and Atlanta.
Pete Swindell passed away in 2002.