Arnie swam for the legendary coach Harold Paulson at Portland High School, where he was an All-American swimmer in 1950. During this period, Portland High School won three New England Championships and the 1950 team was rated as the best high school team in the country.
At Yale University, Green swam for another legendary coach Bob Kiphuth and was an All-American swimmer in 1951. In 1953, Green was a member of Yale's NCAA National Championship swimming team that included six teammates who had been members of the 1952 Olympic teams.
Since the late 1970's, Green has been active in Masters Swimming both in Connecticut and Maine. Since moving to Maine in 1996, he currently holds 16 of 18 Maine Masters records for ages 65-69, has been listed in the Masters Nationals Top Ten in seven events, and has been nationally ranked in both the medley and freestyle relays. In both U.S. Masters Swimming and YMCA National competition, Green has finished as high as second place at USMS in backstroke and freestyle events, and has won national titles in backstroke at Y nationals.
Green took up running in 1977 and in 1982 established a new national record for 5 miles in the 50-59 age group with a time of27:32. At the national indoor championships, he finished second in both the mile (4:53.79) and the two-mile (10: 17.54). In 1982, Green was named Connecticut's track "athlete of the year".
He is a three-time recipient of the N.Y. Road Runners Club Age Group Male Runner of the Year. He has won several hundred road races in his age group, competing in as many as 50 road races per year from 1977-1998. His personal best times after age 50 include: 5k (16:15), 10k (33:58), 10 miles (56:54) and marathon (3:01.40).
Green has also competed in triathlons. He has won every triathlon in his age group that he has entered. He has twice won the New England Triathlon Series, which includes a series of 6 triathlons, one in each of the six New England states.
Arnie and his wife Ruth live in Brunswick, Maine. They have five children, Arnold E. II, Joy, Jason, Thomas and Deborah.
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