Meade was the cornerstone of the Alfred State College swimming team as the program started a run of four straight NJCAA National Championships. During his two-year career he won six individual national championship titles and was part of four national championship relays.
Meade, a co-captain, was named the ASC Freshman Athlete of the Year in 1971 and the ASC Senior Athlete of the Year in 1972. His strong performance at the 1972 NJCAA National Championships earned him the honor of unanimously being named the most outstanding junior college swimmer.
Meade was the first athlete in NJCAA swimming history to swim to 10 National Championships. He graduated from Alfred State with eight school records, six pool records, and seven NJCAA records. His NJCAA records included: 21.8 in the 50 free, 47.8 in the 100 free, 1:48.6 in the 200 free, 54.3 in the 100 fly, 2:05.0 in the 200 IM, 3:45.2 in the 400 medley relay, 3:22.3 in the 400 free relay.
Academically, Meade was the first swimmer under Coach Glenn Patton to graduate with a 3.0 academic index.