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Norma Heinrich

Recreation ∙ Beaver Falls

 

 

 

 

Norma Heinrich was an originator in Beaver Falls aquatics and recreation. She was appointed director at the Beaver Falls recreation program in 1944 and instituted the Learn to Swim program that began with children being given five days of instruction and then being bussed to Monaca Pool for water safety instruction. A physical education instructor at Beaver Falls High School, Norma also instituted recreational programs for senior citizens. In April 1962 she was presented with the State Honor Award of the Pennsylvania Recreation Society and was also presented the Presidential Award of Sports and Recreation in Washington DC by President John F Kennedy. The Morado swimming pool was named in her honor. Norma died in 1963.