Memorializing the Past Year’s Passages

PHOENIX, Arizona, December 31. OVER the past year, the swimming community has lost a lot of its members as they passed on. We take the time out to mourn each of their passings this final day of 2007. We ask that our readers also reflect on each of these missed people.

We sincerely apologize if we missed anyone on this list as we look back at those people that have passed away in the sport this year. Please use Reaction Time below to let us know who we are missing.

Auburn Assistant Ralph Crocker Succumbs to Cancer January 14, 2007

Michigan Masters Legend Jewel Cooke Passes Away January 26, 2007

Bakersfield Swimming Supporter Dick Graves Passes Away January 26, 2007

Kenyon College Mourns Caleb Gottinger February 18, 2007

San Diego Masters Swimmer Bill Muter Passes Away March 1, 2007

Coach Jeno Tihanyi Passes Away March 7, 2007

Brazilian Olympian Maria Lenk Passes Away April 16, 2007

Dave Parcells Passes Away After Tampa Bay Marathon Swim April 23, 2007

ISHOF Gold Medallion Recipient Jim Moran, 88, Passes Away April 25, 2007

Southern Pacific Masters Swimmer Steve Schofield July 18, 2007

Aggies Lose Long-Time Supporter Bob Stallings After Officiating at Speedo Junior National Championships August 10, 2007

German Open Water Swimming Coordinator Peter Lurz, 61 August 17, 2007

Former University of Texas Swimming Coach "Tex" Robertson, 98 August 27, 2007

Clemson Swimmer Amy Moxie, 18 August 29, 2007

Brazil's Original Swimming Olympic Medalist Tetsuo Okamoto, 75 October 3, 2007

Wickham's Daughter Loses Battle With Cancer; Realizes Wish Before Passing October 4, 2007

Japan Swimming Federation Director Michiko Kihara, 59 October 19, 2007

Commonwealth Games Swimmer Bernard Newman, 72 October 23, 2007

Wabash Swimmer Patrick Michael Woehnker, 19 October 29, 2007

Former Trojan Swimmer Joe Curreri Dies While Serving in Army October 31, 2007

Former USA Water Polo Trainer Dan Bailey, 60 November 19, 2007

Swim Coach Kyle Wilson Passes Away at Swim Meet December 10, 2007

Phil Drake Passes Away at 72 December 19, 2007

Date listed is the day each death was reported on SwimmingWorldMagazine.com.

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