Beardsley was heavily favored to win the 200m butterfly as a member of
the 1980 Olympic Team, only to be forced from competition when politics
intervened, and the US boycotted Moscow's Summer Games.
1980 and 1983, Craig held both the World and the American Records in the
200m butterfly, and he won Gold at the Pan American Games in both 1979
A nine-time US National Champion, Craig captured
another Gold in the same event at the NCAA Championships while an
All-American at the University of Florida.
A proud and devoted father, he and his two children Carter and Caroline live in NJ.
Having been an inspirational SAA swimmer since 1987, Craig also currently works for Swim Across America as the Pool Program Director.