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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...

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Passages: Ethan Anderson, University of Delaware Swimmer, Dies at 20

Passages: Ethan Anderson, University of Delaware Swimmer, Dies at 20 University of Delaware junior swimmer Ethan Anderson passed away earlier this month on January 2 in his home state of New Jersey at age 20. Anderson was a distance swimmer for the University of Delaware where he reached the final o...

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Passages: Bill Palmer, Central Jersey Swim Coach of Olympians, 82

Bill Palmer, who led Central Jersey Aquatic Club for nearly three decades, passed away on Dec. 30 at the age of 82. Palmer founded Shore Aquatic Club in 1961 as one of the first AAU-affiliated swim clubs in New Jersey and the first in Monmouth County. In the early 1970s, Palmer and Shore Aquatic joi...

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Passages: Albanian Swimmer, Record-Holder Klavio Meca, 24

Albanian swimmer Klavio Meca, who held a national record and represented his country at the 2017 World Championships, died on Dec. 27 at age 24. The death was first reported by the Albanian Daily News. No cause of death has been publicized. Meca was one of four swimmers to represent Albania at the 2...

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Passages: William Logue, Long-Time Drexel Swim Coach, Dies at Age 86

Long-time Drexel University swimming coach William Logue passed away Dec. 1 at age 86. A native of Meyersdale, Pa., Logue coached at a number of aquatic programs in the state, culminating with a 23-year stretch as the swimming and diving coach for Drexel that ended with his retirement in 1991. He co...