OLYMPIANS ! Which Masters have been in the Olympics ?

    1- All of these people have swum in at least 1 Masters meet.
    2- Some have swum for Countries other than Canada.
    3- A few have been in other sports than swimming.


We know of 92 as of last count !

Anders Sandberg (1972 for Sweden) -added Nov 2021


Known Olympians are: 
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2008 Beijing:

92 Susana Escobar Mexico   400 free- 800 free - 400 IM
   also swam at the 2012 Olympics.
   Now swimming with ETOB masters

2008:
400 free 4:11.99 heat 3 (20th overall)
800 free 8:33.51 heat 2 (18th overall)
400 IM   4:47.32 heat 2 (30th overall)

2012:
400 free 4:14.8  heat 2 (28th overall)
400 IM   4:50.57 heat 1 (29th overall)

91 Luis Escobar, Mexico
   Swam 10 K Open Water in 1 hr 54 min for 18th place.
   Now swimming for Etobicoke.

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2004 Athens:

90 Scott Dickens 2004 and 2012 !
Swam Masters at 2019 USMS

2004:
100 brst 1:02.16 heat 8 19th overall

2012:
100 brst   59.85 heat 5 1:00.16 Semi 16th overall
200 brst 2:10.95 heat 2 2:11.71 Semi 16th overall
400 MR   1:00.60 heat 1 1:00.29 Final  8th overall (brst legs)

89 Mariya Panamarova swam for Belarus.
Now coaches St-Herome QC.

88 Octavian Gutu (born 1982) swam for Moldova.
100 free  in 51.84 LCM Athens 2004.

Swam 23.89 and 52.55 SCM for 2 Quebec 30-34 prov records.

Because of dual Moldovan-Romanian nationality,
was denied further Olympic participation.
Swam in France for a while.

Now in Mtl, swimming and coaching for CSLA with Martin Levine.



87  Rhiannon Leier

 Born: May 30, 1977 
 Daughter of well-known Brian Leier of MB.

 Swam in 2000 and 2004.
 Placed 11th in 2000 and 12th in 2004 (100 m brst).

 Times:

 2000 Sydney Semi-Finals Heat One 6  1:09.63
 2000 Sydney Round One Heat Six 4 QU 1:09.68
 2004 Athens Semi-Finals Heat Two 7  1:09.46
 2004 Athens Round One Heat Six 3 QU 1:09.38

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2000 Sydney:

86 Nadine ROLLAND swam prelims of the 50 freestyle.

In April 2004 she swam at the US Masters meet (50 fly).
In October at Brossard, broke 4 WRs as a 25-29.
50 free 26.13 - 50 fly 27.88 - 100 IM 1:04.77

Swam 26.04 heat 8 7th (22 nd overall)


85 Melissa COLLINS YMCA was on the 2000 (5th) and 2004 (7th) water polo team

84 Jennifer Button

4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay 5th place  (2:01.44)
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay    6th place  (1:00.13) (59.86 prelims)

100 Fly  1:00.83 20th place 
200 Fly  2:11.74 17th place
800 FR   2:01.44  1st leg  heat 1
400 MR     59.86  3 rd leg heat 2
400 MR   1:00.13  3 rd leg Final  6th place


2012: swam 29.05 fly for an NR at 35-39

83 Yannick Lupien

   Swam 100 free, but missed swimming 50 free, his best event.

   Dec 2103 swam 24.53 SCM 30-34 and was on a Quebec provincial record
   for a 120+ 200 mixed medley relay.

2000:
100 free 50.62 heat 9
400 FR   49.72 4th leg heat 3
800 FR 1:52.83 4th leg Final  7 th place
400 MR   50.15 4th leg heat 1

2004:
400 FR   50.16 1st leg heat 2

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1996 Atlanta:

82 Andrea SCHWARTZ (now Andrea Smith) swam 200 fly.
Now swims with B-Train in Ottawa.

400 free 4:19.46 heat 3
200 fly  2:13.33 heat 5, 2:14.07 in B Finakl 7th place
800 FR   2:02.01 3rd leg in Final 5th place

81 Steven CLARKE, free and fly. Swam a relay leg at the 2001 Ont Chsps

1992:
50 free  23.95 heat 5
100 fre  50.73 heat 8
400 MR   50.53 free h1, 49.92 fly in Final 3rd place

1996:
100 free 50.14 heat 7, 50.45 B Final 7th place
100 fly  53.41 heat 6, 53.33 Final   7th place
400 MR   49.64 free leg   


80 Riley MANTS - 200 Breast
Swam at US Master Natls. (ref Roy H Smith).
Swam with Cdn masters as Riley West.
Swam 200 brst 2:32.97 heat 4

79 Leigh GARVIE. Exception to the rules. Not a competitor, but a member of the
physio support team (1988: figure skating, X-country, diving, weightlifing,
1992: diving, weightlifting, 1996: slalom canoe/kayak
2000: slalom canoe/kayak, synchro !)  That's a total of 5 Games.
Today Leigh Garvie swims with EMSC in the 45-49 age group.
Last year swam 1:15.3, 2:46, 5:52, 12:24, 23:28, 1:29 bk, 3:12 bk.
She placed 16th overall. We can be proud of her.
(ref Dave Ellis)

78 Alison KORN NEPEAN won medals in rowing.
Women's Eight 2nd in 1996 and 3rd in 2000.
                                     

77 Daniela Menegon for Swaziland

Swam 9:45.79 free at Atlanta.
Found swimming for CMNQ at age 35:
5:18 - 10:50  SCM, 5:27.6 LCM
Swam 10:12.46 free in heat 1
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1992 Barcelona:

76 Mark TEWKSBURY
won Gold at Barcelona 100 backstroke.
Long and succesful career on the National team and previous Olympics.
After his retirement stayed out of the water for several years.
Dipped back in Nov 2004 swimming 50 bk as a first relay-leg (29.25).
Broke 35-39 LC NR 1:01.80 Mtl Aug 06.

1988:
100 back   56.20 heat 6,   56.09 Final 5th place
200 back 2:04.02 heat 5, 2:03.79 B Final 4th place
400 MR     57.05 heat 2,   56.11 Final   2 nd place
1992:
100 back   54.75 heat 6,   53.98 Final 1 st place
400 MR     55.64 heat 1,   54.09 Final 3 rd place

75 Diana Ureche Rumania
(now Diana Thompson swimming for WINS BC)

1992:
 50 free   26.96 heat 4 6th place -  30 th overall
100 free   58.23 heat 3 6th tied  -  31 st tied overall
400 FR     58.43 heat 1 1st leg   -  12 th overall
100 fly  1:02.72 heat 4 3rd place -  23 rd overall
400 MR   1:02.51 fly    3rd leg   -  12 th overall
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1988 Seoul:

74 Kathy BALD - 1988 Seoul
Lead off the 4 X 100 Free Canadian Team
Now swimming as Kathy Renard and achieving very fast free and brst times.

57.29 heat 2, then 57.01 in Final for 6th place (both of these lead-off times)

73 Lori MELIEN. Alberta. Swam backstroke leg of bronze-winning medley
relay. Very good results achieved in 2000

100 back 1:04.29 heat 5, then 1:03.87 in B Final (4th)
200 back 2:20.45 heat 3
400 MR   1:03.80 heat 2, then 1:04.25 in Final (3rd)


72 Jon CLEVELAND, 1988 and 1992 breast, made one appearance in masters,
gaining 2 records (1:06.91 br). 

1988 2:16.87 brst heats, 2:17.10   Final 7 th place

1992 1:02.73 brst heats, 1:02.73 B-Final Tied for 5th place
1992 2:15.68 brst heats, 2:16.20 B Final 6 th place
1992 400 MR 1:02.16 heats 1:01.93 Final 3 rd place

1996 1:03.14 brst heats
1996 2:16.08 brst heats, 2:16.39 B Final 7 th place
1996 400 MR 1:02.66 heats


71 Sean MURPHY. A backstroke Commonwealth record holder. Now swims for
the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Still holds many world records in 30-34
long course age group.  (ref P. McKinnon)

Swam 56.20 back heat 5, 56.32 Final 8 th place
Swam 2:03.81 back heat 4


70 Gary ANDERSON  1988 & 1992 Back & IM
Swam at 2003 SC US Masters Natls (ref Roy H Smith).
Gary Anderson: born in Montreal in 1969. Joined Pte Claire. In 1978, moved
to Toronto and swam for Etobicoke. Later coached by Paul Bergen.
Won a total of eight Canadian Championships in Back and IM.
Gary's first Olympic Games appearance was at Seoul, Korea in 1988 where he
placed eighth in the 200m Individual Medley final.
He duplicated this achievement four years later in Barcelona, Spain.
At the 1990 CWG at Auckland, New Zealand, won Gold for the 200m Backstroke
and 200m IM and Silver in the 100m Backstroke.

1988 Swam 2:04.00 IM heat 6, then 2:06.35 Final 8 th place
1992 Swam 2:02.63 IM heat 6, then 2:04.30 Final 8 th place 

69 Darren WARD (1988 and 1992)
Born:  68.12.02
Birth Place:  Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Residence:  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Previous Results
1988 Seoul     -  200m IM   - 2:07.84 heat 8
1988 Seoul     -  800  FR   - 1:52.27 heat 2

1992 Barcelona -  100m Free - 52.05 heat 7
1992 Barcelona -  200m Free - 1:51.62 heat 7
1992 Barcelona -  200m IM   - 2:03.71 heat 8, 2:05.09 B Final 6th place
1992 Barcelona -  800  FR   - 1:51.14 heat 3

Darren still holds the Canadian 100 IM record of 54.80 which he set at
Bonn, Germany on March 16, 1991.

Other Cdn ranking swims held by Darren:

  LCM
     7 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL  1:50.22   EDM AUG 91*107
    14 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL   :25.02   CGY AUG 89*103  FLY
    16 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL   :54.78   MTL MAY 92*104  FLY
     5 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL  2:02.83   MTL MAY 92*109  IM
     8 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL  4:23.14   MTL NOV 90*108  IM

  SCM
    18 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL   :49.77   CGY FEB 91 106
     7 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL  1:46.60   WIN FEB 92 110
    10 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL   :24.53   MTL FEB 95 105  FLY
    14 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL   :54.05   WIN FEB 92 105  FLY
     1 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL   :54.80   BON FEB 91 109  IM  (NR)
     3 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL  1:57.88   SWE JAN 92 114  IM
     4 DARREN WARD  UCSC AL  4:11.90   SWE JAN 92 113  IM


68 Fiona Wildy ALESSANDRI YMCA swam the 100 fly for Autralia in 1988
Swam 100 fly 1:01.90 in hest 6, then 1:02.51 in B Final for 5th place.
Also swam 400 MR fly leg of 1:02.12 in heat 1, then 1:00.87 in Final for 4th place.
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1984 Los Angeles:

67 Donna McGinnis active with Edmonton Masters.
1984:
400 Free 4:19.48 heat 4, 4:15.59 in B-final , 2nd place
800 Free 8:51.71 heat 2
400 IM   4:53.30 heat 2, 4:50.65 in final, 6 th place
1988:
200 Fly  swam in heat 2, DQed

66 Alex BAUMANN:
Double gold at Los Angeles (200 and 400 IM).
Proposed by Laura Young because he was the first coach of Laurentian
Masters (formerly Olympic Gold Masters)

Swam Masters in 2009 at age 45 for TECH.
Broke 5 NRs and 1 WR (2:12.01 IM).

In 1984 swam for 2 Gold medals.
Swam 200 free in 1:51.76 heat 4
200 IM 2:03.60 heats, 2:01.42 in final, Gold and WR.
400 IM 4:22.46 heats, 4:17.41 in final, Gold and WR.
In 400 FR, 51.14 heats, 51.28 in final (7 th place)
In 800 FR, 1:50.51 in final for 5 th place.
Arguably the best Cdn Olympic swimmer.
(Victor Davis, 1 Gold, 1 Silver) never swam Masters.
(Likewise George Hodgson , 2 Golds in 1912, never swam Masters !)

65 Marco VEILLEUX, brst. Came back in late 90's.
Breaking national and provincial records, 2006.
Swam 1:05.34 for 100 brst in 84, 3rd in heat 1

64 Peter WARD, flyer, former Cdn record holder, 84 Olympics, swims masters
and coaches George Mason Masters in DC area  (ref P. McKinnon)

1984 swam 200 fly 1:59.99 heat 3, then 2:00.39 in final for 7 th place.


63 Cheryl (McArton) WARD, 84 Olympics competes for Mason Masters
(ref P. McKinnon)
Swam 400 FR 57.48 free heats then 57.52 for 5th place

62 Cindy (OUNPUU) Yelle, breaststroke, Alderwood Teddy Bears this year,
Olympian in 84. (ref P. McKinnon)

61 Ken FITZPATRICK, 200 br. Captain of the '84 Olympic swimming team.
He swam for Lethbridge MSC in 1996 and set the provincial record for 50BR 
which still stands. (Mark Sandilands)
1984: Swam 2:19.74 brst in heat 1, then 2:18.99 in Final for 5th place.

60 Simon DESCHAMPS, water polo. Swam at the 1988 Quebec provincials.
Swam 25.60 free LC for second place.
In 84 he played 7 matches and finished 10th (see Gord Van Tol)

59 Gord VANTOL, water-polo.
Nepean has an Olympian swimming with us.
 Gord Van Tol (45-49 age group) played on the
 1984 Canadian Olympic Waterpolo team.
(Submitted by Barry Doucette)
Gord was on a national-record setting LCM relay record early 2006.
Played 7 Games in 84 - Team finished 10th.

58 Wayne KELLY, Victoria.
1984 Winter Nationals:  Wayne Kelly VIC-O (Bronze 100FLY)
Wayne Kelly selected to Olympic Team
1984 Los Angeles Olympics:  Wayne Kelly (5th 800 Free Relay)

Swam 1:52.08 then 1:53.08 in 800 MR (5th place in final)

At the Jan 2005 Duncan meet, Wayne set a 40-44 NR in the 50 fly.

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1980 Moscow:

57 Lech Nowicki qualified for 4x200 for Poland.
   Did not get to swim as he had a shoulder injury.

56 Detlev Grabs swam 4x200 for East Germany. (1:53.68 2nd leg). Silver Medal.
   Also swam 1:53.38 for 200 free (11th place), and 3:58.21 (400- 12th).

55 Eva-Marie HAKANSSON, 1980 and 1984, breast for Sweden, now swimming 40-44
for DDO. Holds 6 NR's  

1980:
Swam 100 brst 1:12.26 heat 2, 1:11.72 final (5th place)
Also 200 brst 2:35.64 heat 3
400 MR heat 2 and final (1:11.80 and 1:11.25) (4th place)

1984
Swam 100 brst 1:11.41 heat 4, 1:11.14 final (5th place)
400 MR heat 1 (1:12.21) and final.


54 Denyse Senechal, 1980 team. Qulaified with 1:04.11 backstroke

53 Graham WELBOURN, 1980 team. Holds 6 NR's from late 80's, incl a 16'42 1500

52 Dan THOMPSON, 1980 team. Holds 6 NR's, incl 57.5 fly in 88

51 Benoit CLEMENT, 1980 free. Holds 3 NR's from 89. (4:03 400 !)
Swam 800 FR in 1984 in heat 2 (1:52.51)
Had a bad car accident in the 90's.

50 Bruce BERGER, 1980 back. Swam a NR in late 80's, since broken.

49 Bill SAWCHUK. 1980 team. Once held the SC 200 IM WR.
Swam at the 2003 Natl meet in MTL for TAS, Team Aquatic Supplies.
(ref Roy Smith).
Also had swum in 76:
200 free 1:54.07 heat 6
400 free 4:02.18 heat 3
400 IM   4:32.65 heat 1
800 FR   heat 3
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1976 Montreal:

48 Andy RITCHIE, 400 im, swimming for Thunder Bay, set 40-44 IM NR in 99
Swam 4:31.34 IM in heat 2, then 4:29.87 in final for 7th place

47 Paul NAISBY, breast for GB. Set many records in the 80's
Swam 100 brst 1:11.05 in 1972
Swam 200 brst in heat 4, DQed
Also won 3rd place at 74 and 78 CWG Games.

46 Cheryl GIBSON, im. Swam masters in 85 and 98, breaking records each time.
Currently holds 6 NR's

Swam 100 back 1:05.64 heats, 1:04.89 semi, 1:05.16 in final (5th place)
Also 200 back 2:20.14 heat 2
200 fly 2:14.65 heat 4, 2:13.91 in final (6 th place)
400 IM 4:55.30 heat 3, 4:48.10 in final for 2nd place


45 George GROSS Jr, water polo. Set several NR's in early 90's.
Team was 9th in 1976 and 10 th in 1984

44 Gail AMUNDRUD, free. Ottawa. Set 3 Canadian records 30-34 at Van May 88.
(50 free 27.74, 100 free 1:00.67, 400 free 4:56.61)

Swam 100 free 58.01 heat 7, 58.10 in semi
Swam 200 free 2:03.85 heat 2, 2:03.32 in final (5th place)
Swam 400 FR heat (57.93) and final (58.10) for 3rd place

43 Lisa BORSHOLT, brst. 2 NR's set in 1988.

Swam in 76 and 84.
1976: 100 brst 1:15.05 heat 3, 1:15.41 semi
1976: 200 brst 2:39.94 heat 3
1984: 100 brst 1:12.24 heat 1, 1:12.41 B final

42 Michael KER, free. Holds 3 NR's from late 90's
Swam 15:58.07 free in heat 4

41 Bruce ROGERS, fly. Swam some meets in late 80's, holds 2 records.
Swam 200 fly 2:04.51 in heat 5

40 Dave HEINBUCH, brst. Dave swam 200 breast at the 76 Montreal Olympics
but was eliminated from the finals. In Apr 83 Dave Heinbuch set the MSO
25-29 100 breast record at 1:10.94.  (ref Roy Smith)

Swam 2:25.29 brst heat 3
Also won a silver at 200 brst 1975 Panams.

39 Jill QUIRK. Was an alternate on the relay team. Suffered from  mononucleosis
just a few months prior to the games.  She didn't swim, but was on the team
and wears an Olympic ring. Currently holds 6 NR's at 45-49, incl a 1:02.33
free ! (ref. Mark Sandilands)

38 Brenda PERKS.
Canadian age group record holder but did not make the team.
However, was chosen to be Olympic flag bearer at the opening and closing
ceremonies. That makes her more than half an Olympian !
Now swims (mostly breaststroke) with Sackville, NS.

37 Duncan CLEWORTH AURO swam the 400 IM for GBR in 1976

1976 Olympic Montreal 400im 4:42.25 heat 3 placing 23rd
1978 Commonwealth 200im 5th 400im ?

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1972 Munich:

36 Anders Sandberg swam backstroke for Sweden.
   Later swam at NTMC with Doug Vanderby in the 90s.

35 Teri York Diving - Also 76 - 6 th place, platform diving.

34 Cliff BARRY, water polo. Coached the late Victor Davis.
Swam masters for Pte-Claire then Etobicoke. Has set several NR's
Played 5 Water Polo matches in 1972, and 8 in 1976.
Coached Victor Davis in 84 and 88.
Total of 4 Olympic Games.

33 Bruce ROBERTSON, fly silver. Had a great year in 1999 for TECH, Ont. 5 NR's

1972 54.76 free heats
1972 1:59.02 heats
1972 4:20.31 heats
1972 400 FR heats and finals (5th place)
1972 800 FR finals (7th place)
1972 100 fly 56.45 heats, 56.86 semi, 55.56 finals
                                     (2nd place Silver behind Mark Spitz)
1972 400 MR heats and final (3rd place)

1976 53.37 free heats
1976 100 fly 57.06 heats, 56.72 semi
1976 400 MR heats.

32 Robert STODDART, brst. Ontario.  5 NR's, some set very recently
Swam 1:08.44 brst heat 2, 1:08.61 Semi.
Swam 2:30.08 brst heat 2.

31 Cathy RAFTERY, back. Now Cathy Mulligan, set several Que prov. records
Swam 1:09.72 for 100 back, heat 5.

30 Merrily STRATTEN, 200 free. Ontario. Her 1978 800 free time was a 25-29 WR
Swam 2:12.44 at Munich, heat 1.

29 Sylvia DOCKERILL,  brst. Swam 1:18.64 in prelims at Munich. Had her first
masters met in 2003.

Also swam 400 MR, heats and final (7th place).
Also swam 100 brst at 1971 Oanams (1st place).

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1968 Mexico:

28 Ralph HUTTON, 400 free Silver, also 7th placer at 1964 Tokyo 200 back,
known as the Iron Man of Cdn swimming back then,
swam masters in late 80's with great success

1964: 57.7 free - Heat 1
1964: 4:29.4 free Heat 5
1964: 400 FR in Heats
1964: 800 FR in heats
1964: 200 BK 2:17.8 heats - 2:15.8 Semi - 2:15.9 Final (7th)
1964: 200 FL 2:20.8 in heats
1964: 400 IM 5:06.2 heats
1964: 400 FR heats

1968: 2:00.0 free Heat 8 - 1:58.6 (4th) Final
1968: 4:21.0 free Heat 5 - 4:11.7 (2nd) in Final
1968: 17:35.9 Heat 1 - 17:15.6 (5th) in Final
1968: 400 FR heats and Final (7th place)
1968: 800 FR Heats and Finals (4th)

1972: 1:56.84 free Heat 7 - 1:57.56 (8th) in Final
1972: 4:29.4 free Heat 5
1972: 800 FR Heats and Final (7th)

Now we know why he was called the Iron Man of Swimming.


27 Tony JARVIS, 100 free for GB. Played major role in Cdn Masters. 8 NR's
Swam 56.5 in heats, 2:09.3 in heats.

Also swam 2:04.8 in 800 FR, 54.1 in 400 FR heats, 53.3 in Finals (4th place).

26 Helle VERSVELD, 400 free Holland. Swam masters early 90's. Mother of Mark.
Seems to come out every 5 years and then break many Free records !

Swam as Helle Rentema. Swam 1:05.1 in 400 FR in heats.

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1964 Tokyo:

25 Vinus VAN BAALEN, 100 free, Holland. Moved to Ont, then Al.
 Swam in heat 1 of 9 in the 100 free in 56.80, did not advance to semis
 Swam 3rd leg on 4x100 free relay (55.0 split) Team was 9th with 3:43.80.
 (ref. Roy H. Smith).
 
 Owns several NR's (8) 
 Added a 50 back WR in 2002 to his record collection, also a 50 y bak
 WR in Spring 2003.

24 Patty THOMPSON, member of 7th place 4x100 free relay. Swam several NR's
in late 80's. Still holds 2 
   Swam 5:06.7 free heats and 400 FR 1:04.3 to place 7th.
   
23 Dan SHERRY, 100 free, 8th placer at 200 fly, swam masters in the late 80's

   Swam 55.2 free heats, then 55.5 semi in 64.
   Swam 2:12.9 fly heats, 2:12.9 semi, 2:14.6 finals placing 8th.
   Also swam 400 FR, 800 FR, and 400 MR.


22 Ron JACKS, BC a 3-time Olympian, 1964-68-72 ! Free, back and fly. Also
4th in 1968 4x200 free relay. Set 400 free masters record in 1982 (4:33), and added
the 50 fly later (ref Roy H. Smith)

    1964: 4:29.3  2:21.3 back      also 400 MR and 400 FR  and 800 FR
    1968: 4:29.4  1:00.5 fly and 1:00.5 semi  2:18.1 fly  also 800 FR
    1972: 4:16.08                             2:09.04 fly also 800 FR

    Quite a scoreboard !


21 Peter BELL, Did not compete but was assistant manager. (Had competed
at the 1958 CWG). In 2000, broke the 65-69 200 br WR with 3:05.24 

20 Pano CAPERONIS, for Switzerland 64 and 68.

1964 58.9 free, 4:43.8 free, 19:10.5 free
1968 56.2 free, 2:04.9 free. 4:31.4 free, 55.3 free relay leg in MR 

Swam several Quebec records at 50-54 for Phoenix (YMCA) of Montreal.
Currently not swimming due to injury and work pressures.

   50lib 25 50-54 PANO CAPERONIS        0 27.02 PHOE SJR FEV 00
   50lib 50 50-54 PANO CAPERONIS        0 27.73 PHOE BAL AOU 00
   50pap 25 50-54 PANO CAPERONIS        0 29.69 PHOE LSL NOV 99
   50pap 50 50-54 PANO CAPERONIS        0 29.88 PHOE BAL AOU 00
  100pap 25 50-54 PANO CAPERONIS        1  9.13 PHOE BRO OCT 99
  100pap 50 50-54 PANO CAPERONIS        1  8.94 PHOE BAL AOU 00

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1960 Rome:

19 Ami Trauber, swam 59.7 free for Israel.
   Now swimming for NYG.
   Swam 59.7 free and 4:58.6 for 400.

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1956 Melbourne:

18 Beth WHITTALL, 100 fly, now swimming for Georgian Bay Masters.
If one person may be credited with creating Masters in Canada, it is Beth.  
List of Masters achievements (besides records) a bit too long to detail here.
Swam 5:21.7 for 400 free, and 1:16.9 fly Heats, 1:17.9 Finals for 7th place.

17 Virginia GRANT, 100 free, now Virginia Ridpath, set Cdn records at 60-64
Swam 1:05.1 Heats, 1:05.5 Semi, 1:05.4 Finals 5th place.

16 George PARK, free. Re-appeared at the 98 Nationals in Edmonton.
In his own words: "I am 73 now (2006). I competed at the 1954 and 58
Commonwealth games, 56 Olympics and 55 Pan Am Games. Swam in the Marathon
swimming circuit for 10 years and did a little master swimming.
Ran swimming schools in Toronto, Hamilton and St Catherines.
Now teach swimming in Mexico in the winter and video swimming stroke analysis".
Swam 58.8 free in heat 5, 2:47.2 fly in heat 3.

15 Erika KORBELY
I found out recently that one of our members, Erika Korbely,
swam in the Olympics for Hungary. She is currently swimming at 65
so maybe you can figure out which Olympics that would have been.
(Submitted by Dave Ellis)
Erika has been active with Edmonton for a few years, and doing rather well.
I am guessing 1956, it could have been 1952 or 1960.


14 Jeno ATS


(Tks to Ian Smith) 

 Swam (for Hungary) 400 free in 4:47.6, 200 fly 2:31.1
 and the 800 relay (2:13.2 split for 8:57.2 overall).

 (All these details found at www.sports_reference.com).

 George Park (Canada) remembers having talked to Jeno (53 years ago).

 Jeno later came to Canada and coached among others Suzanne Gosselin,
 currently a Natl and Quebec record holder (55+).

 Jeno owns the current Natl records:
      50fly 25 70-74 JENO ATS    34.25 PC   QC WH  NOV 06
      50fly 50 70-74 JENO ATS    34.59 PC   QC STA AUG 06

      and also another 9 Quebec records !

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1952 Helsinki:

13 Lenora FISHER now GILCHRIST
Swam 100 back at 52 and 56 OGs. From Ocean Falls.
Swam 1:22.9 bk in 51 and 1:17.5 bk in 56
Later swam Masters with NVM.

12 Nick TEMPLEMAN, 200 brst for Germany. Broke many records in the 90's (10)
Just added 2 WRs as a 70-74 in Calgary May 2001  

11 Carolyn LEWIS, 400 free 4th with 5:16.5. Swam as Carolyn Green, USA.
Also won two Pan-Am silvers (400 free, 1951 and 1955).
Moved to BC in the mid-80's, became the BC recorder. Also set many BC and Natl
records during that time.

10 Valerie GYENGE, Olympic gold medal at 400 free 5:12.1 for Hungary.
Escaped to Canada in 1956. Swam Masters in 1977 with NRs at 40-44,
32.70 and 1:13.80 SCM. Swam as Valerie Garay.
Her daughter is Judy Garay now a 40-44 brst record holder !

9 Bev TUCKER TYMS (deceased) was on the 1952 demonstration synchro swimming team
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1948 London:

8 Mariyan STIPETIC, 1500 free finalist for Yugoslavia, now swimming 70-74
for Markham. 9 NR's. Swam 4:58.6 heats and 20:10.7 in finals (5th).

7 Catherine KERR, freestyle. Qualified but declined to go. Now swimming
for WMSC 80-84 and a recent 47.05 50 free. Total of 31 NR's (!) 

6 Doris McEWAN. Swam for GBR. Back or brst ? Possibly as Doris Storey.
As a master, swimming for BIMS and has held WRs on 2 occasions (despite a
case of cancer in her sixties). Also 7 NRs  (ref. Pat Niblett)

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1936 Berlin:

5 Bob HAMMERTON. His 70-74 50 free record from 1983 (32.89) still stands.
  Swam 1:02.1 - 5:13.3 - 21:05.5 free at Berlin

4 Pat MILSOM. Qualified in backstroke, but could not swim due to
inflexible German bureaucracy - mispelled name.
Held many Masters back NRs. Now deceased.

3 Noel OXENBURY, swam backstroke. Swam at the 2004 BC provincials, in the
85-89 age group. Long time chaperone at various Olympics.

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1932 Los Angeles:

2 James (Hud) STEWART, track & field. Cdn Master pioneer. Went to the 1971
inaugural US championships. Now deceased. Once held the 200 back WR.

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1924 Paris:

1 Tom WALKER, diving ? Was first Cdn master to swim over age 85. Now deceased.
Coached Beth Whittall at the 1955 Panams !