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By Larry Bingham and Larry Bingham,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2002
After the seizure and the surgery, she couldn't recall how to swim. The 12-year-old lay in an Arizona hospital worrying about what the doctors would do next and wondering how she had ever done the backstroke. In her hometown of Oxford, Md., Corey Wheatley's backstroke was tough to beat. A champion swimmer from the time she was 6 years old, Corey learned how to swim in a creek behind her house. Out past her town's Victorian houses, its sandy beach and the old-time ferry that still carries people from Oxford to Bellevue, Corey's mother Ellen saw her daughter evolve from a good swimmer to one who could become great.
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By KATHY SUTPHIN | August 6, 1993
For the 110 South Carroll youngsters who call themselves "Serpents," some of life's best lessons are learned in the cool blue water of a swimming pool.These young swim team members, who range in age from 4 to 17 years, wear the black and gold suits of the South Carroll Serpents -- the South Carroll Swim Club's swim team.Team practice begins the day after Memorial Day and continues -- five days each week -- through the end of July. Kim Easterday, who has coached the team for six years, said two practices are held each day and one practice usually takes one to 1 1/2 hours.
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June 16, 2005
Frank L. Cummings, a retired founder and former owner of a Baltimore chemical and container company who served as a World War II naval officer aboard destroyers in the Atlantic and Pacific, died in his sleep June 7 at Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 90. Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a son of the owner of the old Melvale Distillery, producer of Maryland rye whiskey. "He was the seventh of eight children and was born right on the kitchen table at his family's home at 15 W. Mulberry St.," said his son, the Rev. Carl F. Cummings, pastor of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland | February 18, 2001
Name: Bradley Peters Job description: Howard County YMCA aquatics director and coach of its swim team, the Manta Rays, a full-time job for the past three years; has been at Y for five years. Swim team, an eight-month "winter" program, has 127 swimmers from 5 to 18. Club began in 1978, and later founded Central Maryland Swim League, which has grown to 16 teams competing in team-oriented meets from September to April and covers much of Maryland. Club, which dropped from 220 swimmers in the early 1990s to 44 in middle of the decade, has been rebuilding.
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January 11, 1993
Name: Catharine von Schwarz, 15, of Annapolis.School: St. Mary's High School.Accomplishments/Interests: Although Catharine enjoys excellent academic standing with a 3.9 grade point average and is involved in her school's Student Government Association, her real passions are swimming and water polo.She is a member of the Annapolis Water Polo Club, the Naval Academy Junior Swim Team and the National Junior Women's Water Polo Team.As the youngest player on the National Junior B Team, she recently returned from a trip to Brazil, where she played in an international water polo tournament.
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By Pamela Woolford and Pamela Woolford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 11, 2000
EACH YEAR, teams from Columbia Neighborhood Swim League sponsor individual fund-raisers for charity. For the Phelps Luck team, the event is more than altruistic. It's personal. Bob Baker, father of Kimberly, 12, a swim team member, is director of Special Olympics Howard County, which has its headquarters on Rumsey Road. And, Kimberly's sister, Stephanie, 16, is a member of the Special Olympics Howard County Aquatics Team. Stephanie, a Long Reach High School student, was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome, which causes mental impairments, when she was 8. For two years, the Phelps Luck swim team has raised money for Special Olympics Howard County with an all-night swim-a-thon.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1999
WHEN SWIMMERS leave their starting blocks at the National Senior Olympic Games next October at the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports in Florida, central county will be well represented.Nancy Brown, coach of the SPY Masters Maryland Swim Team and a nationally ranked swimmer, will head a contingent of 11 qualifiers to the event. The team has been swimming every day at the Community Center at Woods.The SPY Masters swimmers are Betsy Chambers, Wila Hillman, Carolou Hurlbert, Yu-Jin Lee, Ken Pollock, Tom Powers and Elizabeth Taylor of Arnold, Connie Frappaola of Millersville, and Rand Vaillancourt and Frances Weston of Pasadena.
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August 5, 1993
YMCA has swim team and swimming lessonsThe Carroll County Family YMCA is offering a two-week session of swimming lessons starting Aug. 16 at the Westminster facility on Washington Road.Classes for children and adults are available Monday through Friday.The YMCA's winter swim season for the Piranhas team is approaching. Registration is being accepted for members returning from last year.New member registration will begin Aug. 16. Openings are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | July 19, 1994
Marsea Nelson, age 13, and her mother, Barbara, were at their wits' end last year.They had been making the 50-mile round-trip drive to Frederick twice a week to participate on the Frederick Swans synchronized swim team. But Marsea wanted more.So, last fall, the Ellicott City family started the Starfish Synchro Club, a group of youngsters ages 9 to 13 who perform synchronized swimming -- complex movements of the arms, legs and hands, executed to music."It's a combination of gymnastics, dance and speed swimming," said Marsea.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Staff Writer | June 15, 1992
Anne Arundel County will be well-represented when the 48-team Central Maryland Swim League opens its season June 27.Fifteen county teams will be competing in five of the league's seven divisions, including three squads in the elite Division I.Crofton Swim and Tennis Club, Severn River Swim Club and Shipley's Choice SC are the three regional contingents competing in the highly competitive Division I.The Aquatics from Crofton will rely on their tremendous depth,...
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