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Passages: Dick Fadgen, NCAA Champion and Long-Time Swim Coach, 86

Passages: Dick Fadgen, NCAA Champion and Long-Time Swim Coach, 86 Richard Dennis “Dick” Fadgen, an NCAA champion and American record-holder before a long coaching career, died on May 7 at age 86. Born in Rhode Island, Fadgen made a long career in the South, as a distinguished swimmer at NC State, th...

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Passages: Azusa Pacific Sophomore Swimmer Sydney Benveniste

Passages: Azusa Pacific Sophomore Swimmer Sydney Benveniste Sydney Benveniste, a sophomore on Azusa Pacific’s women’s swimming and diving team, died this week. The university confirmed the death on Wednesday with a statement of condolences. No cause of death or confirmed date of Benveniste’s passing...

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Passages: Aleksandr Sidorenko, Moscow Olympic Champion, Age 61

Passages: Aleksandr Sidorenko, Moscow Olympic Champion, Age 61 Aleksandr Sidorenko, the Olympic champion in the men’s 400 individual medley at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, died on Feb. 20 at the age of 61. Reports out of his native Ukraine indicate the cause of death as complications from COVID-19. Sid...

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Celebrated Swim Coach Terry Carlisle Passes Away

On January 21, 2022, just a little over a week after he celebrated his 87th birthday, Terry Carlisle of Sonoma, California, passed away. He was a longtime friend of ISHOF,  swimming and resident of Fort Lauderdale. The Carlisle family moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1945, when the patriarch, Malcolm dec...

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Passages: Former Missouri State Swimming Coach Jack Steck Dies at 80

Missouri State University Athletics is mourning the loss of long-time swimming and diving head coach Jack Steck who passed away on Friday, Jan. 28, at the age of 80. Steck coached both the Missouri State men's and women's programs, guiding the men for 29 seasons from 1983 to his retirement in 2012. ...

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Passages: Francois Carrard, Former IOC Director General Dies at 83

Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) Director General Francois Carrard passed away on Sunday in Lausanne at the age of 83.    Carrard was the first to hold the position in 1989, a full decade after entering the Olympic Movement as a legal advisor, and remained in position until 2003. “I am s...

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Passages: Ian Matos, Brazilian Olympic Diver, Age 32

Passages: Ian Matos, Brazilian Olympic Diver, Age 32 Ian Matos, a Brazilian diver who competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has died after a lung infection. Matos was 32 years old. News of Matos’ death was confirmed by the Brazilian Olympic Committee on Dec. 21. View this post on Instagram A po...

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Passages: Marilee Stepan Wehman, 1952 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 86

Passages: Marilee Stepan Wehman, 1952 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 86 Marilee Stepan Wehman, a bronze medalist at the 1952 Olympic Games and supporter of civic causes, died of natural causes on Dec. 15. She was 86 years old. The native of Chicago won a bronze medal at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki on th...

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Passages: Frank Elm, Former US Olympic, Rutgers Coach Dies at 92

Frank Elm, one of the top coaches in U.S. history has died. He was 92. Born on Oct 30, 1929, Elm was the head coach for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team. He also was an assistant coach for the 1968 and 1976 Olympic Games. Elm, who also coached the 1967 U.S. Pan American Games team, and two U.S. National T...

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Passages: Amman Jalmaani, Three-Time Olympian from the Philippines, 72

Passages: Amman Jalmaani, Three-Time Olympian from the Philippines, 72 Amman Jalmaani, a three-time Olympian representing the Philippines, died on Nov. 23. He was 72 years old. A breaststroke specialist, Jalmaani made his Olympic debut just before his 16th birthday at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. He ...

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Passages: Swim England Diving Coach David Jenkins, 31

Passages: Swim England Diving Coach David Jenkins, 31 Swim England on Monday announced the death of diving coach David Jenkins over the weekend. Jenkins was just 31 years old. No other details were released, however British swimming, “asked for the privacy of his family, friends and the British Divi...