Then and now

Series: Hinsdale 150 | Story 13

Hinsdale Central varsity boys swim coach Bob Barber - then a junior at Central - celebrates his victory in the 100-yard freestyle race at the IHSA state meet in this photo that ran in The Doings in February 1991. Barber also captured first-place as a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay and came in third in the 50-yard freestyle. "As soon as I touched the wall, I didn't know who won. I had to look up at the clock. I saw who won and then I started jumping for joy," he told the reporter at the time. His victories helped the team earn second place. Fast forward to this month, and Barber is celebrating another victory - his team won the state championship trophy at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont. It was his second title as head coach and the 19th in program history. (Hinsdale Historical Society/Hinsdalean file photos)