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Passages: Suzanne Zimmerman, 1948 Olympic Silver Medalist, 95

Suzanne Zimmerman Edwards, who won a silver medal in the women’s 100 backstroke at the 1948 Olympics, died on March 14. She was 95 years of age. Zimmerman was born in Lake Grove, Oregon, in 1925. She attended West Linn High School and Willamette University. At age 15, she joined the Multnomah Athlet...

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Passages: 1956 Olympic Gold Medalist Ursula Happe Dies at Age 94

Passages: 1956 Olympic Gold Medalist Ursula Happe Dies at Age 94 ISHOF Honor Swimmer and 1956 Olympic gold medalist Ursula Happe of Germany passed away March 26, 2021 at the age of 94. In the decade of the 1950s, Germany had one female standout in international swimming. She was not only a great swi...

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Passages: 1976 Olympian Janis Hape Dowd Dies After Battle With Cancer

1976 Olympian Janis Hape Dowd passed away Sunday at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina after a battle with cancer. Janis Hape qualified to swim at the 1976 Olympics in the 200 breaststroke by virtue of her third-place finish at the 1976 Trials. At the Olympic Games in Montreal, she placed 25th in...

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Passages: Philippine Olympian Jacinto “Jack” Cayco, Dies at 96

Jacinto “Jack” Cayco, who represented the Philippines at the 1948 Olympics and won gold medals at the Asian Games, died Wednesday Feb. 17 at age 96. Philippine Swimming Inc. announced Cayco’s passing early Thursday. We are one with the swimming community as we mourn the passing of Mr. Jacinto S. Cay...

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Passages: Honor Masters Swimmer Burwell "Bumpy" Jones Dies at Age 87

2005 Honor Masters Swimmer Burwell "Bumpy" Jones passed away last week February 6, 2021 at the age of 87, his family confirmed in a Facebook post. Jones was inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005. There is a masters meet hosted in his name in Sarasota, Florida every ye...

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Passages: Legendary Caribbean Swimming Coach Albert ‘Bert’ Bell, 75

Swimming coach Albert ‘Bert’ Bell, a titan of the Caribbean swimming community, died on Jan. 16. He was 75 years old. Bell was at his home in Grand Bahama. He’s worked for decades tutoring many of the top Bahamian athletes, in cycling, swimming, triathlon and rugby. Those athletes include his sons, ...

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Passages: Harry Gallagher, Legendary Coach of Dawn Fraser, Dies at 96

Legendary Australian Olympic swim coach Harry Gallagher OAM – the mastermind behind Aussie swimming greats Dawn Fraser and Jon Henricks – passed away peacefully early today on the Gold Coast. “The Crafty Fox” as he was fondly known around the pool decks throughout his colourful 96 years was surround...