Robert Nugent is an AAU national champion in freestyle swimming, a four time All American and a 1991 NYAC Hall of Fame inductee.  
As an undergraduate at Rutgers University, Nugent was one of the country's best swimmers in the country. He was named All American three times and won the AAU national championship in the 100 yards freestyle.  

Nugent passed away on April 26th, 2002.