Passages: Looking Back at Those Who Left Us in 2009

PHOENIX, Arizona, December 31. HEADING into the first day of 2010 tomorrow, Swimming World takes a look back to the soon-to-be-gone 2009, and honors those that have passed on within the last year and were reported on SwimmingWorld.com. Please feel free to make any additions via Reaction Time that we missed.

* USC Olympic Gold Medalist Roy Saari, 63 – January 2

* U.S. Paralympian Marin Morrison, 18 – January 3

* Former Duke Coach Bob Thompson, 66 – January 26

* Princeton's Lorin Maurer, 30 – February 13

* Former Lady Vol Kate Zenda Santarelli, 39 – April 7

* Richard Quick, 66, Passes Away Due to Brain Cancer – Updated – June 10

* Coach Flip Darr Passes Away From Massive Heart Attack – July 7

* U.S. Paralympic Coach Jimi Flowers, 47 – July 11

* Japan's Flying Fish Hironoshin Furuhashi, 80 – August 2

* International Masters Swimming Hall of Famer Ron Johnson – August 8

* Former Arizona State Diving Coach Ward O'Connell – August 26

* NCAA President Myles Brand, 67 – September 16

* Italy's Alberto Castagnetti, 66 – October 12

* Former First Colony/Longhorn Coach Jay McDonald, 52 – October 14

* Former Eastern Michigan Coach Mike Jones, 75 – November 4

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