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By ROB KASPER | August 1, 1992
Today is a big day in the life of every area parent acquainted with the dolphin kick. It is the last swim meet Saturday of the summer.This morning about 40 teams of enthusiastic kids -- with their sun-dried parents -- will descend on seven Central Maryland pools and race each other in noisy, season-ending divisional swim meets.The swim-team scene was new to me. When I was a kid, all I did at the swimming pool was attempt a few cannon-balls off the high board and eat a substantial number of frozen Milky Way candy bars at the concession stand.
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NEWS
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.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | June 29, 2002
IT HAD BEEN a long time since I had gotten "wasted" on a Saturday morning, since I had been so totally tuckered out by 2 p.m. that I needed some serious late-afternoon sofa time. It had been a long time, in other words, since I had been to a summer swim meet. I joined the ranks of swim team parents 15 years ago, but in the last two years, I had enjoyed a vacation from this duty. One kid was too old to compete, the other was playing baseball almost every Saturday morning when the meets were held.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | December 30, 1992
The weather outside might be frightful, but inside the Columbia Swim Center it's, well, delightful. Water temperature in the center's two pools averages 83-84 degrees.Even if the water were a little on the brisk side, it probably wouldn't deter swimmers from their appointed laps, say swim center managers."We open at 5:30 in the morning and by 5:45 there are people in the pool swimming their laps," says director John Herdson as he surveys a noisy claque of dripping kids lining up for an afternoon swim team practice.
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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.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2003
This was supposed to be the year that the Loyola swim team was vulnerable - the year its long stretch atop the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association could come to an end. If an undefeated conference dual-meet season didn't disprove those theories, the Dons' performance yesterday at the MIAA Championships did. Relying heavily on their younger swimmers, the Dons, thanks to four gold medals from sophomore Nick Taylor and four first first-place relay...
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By Peter Jensen | July 31, 2004
THIS IS THE summer of Michael Phelps. It may be two weeks before the 19-year-old from Rodgers Forge launches his bid for seven gold medals in the Olympics, yet his presence already looms large -- and not just in television ads. Today is the final day of the summer swim team season, and you can bet his name will be invoked at pools across the state. For these youngsters, being "like Mike" has little to do with anybody named Jordan. On the last Saturday of July, the best swimmers in each of the Central Maryland Swim League's nine divisions compete head-to-head in divisional championships.
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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.
NEWS
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 JEAN LESLIE | January 31, 1994
Every year, Ellicott City's Cub Scouts Pack 361 holds a Father-Son Bake-Off, when dads and boys bake and decorate cakes.This year's Bake-Off was on Jan. 25, when the Cubs voted their choices for best cake in each of three categories: Cub Scouts, Sports and Winter Activities.All the cakes were creatively decorated. Particularly noteworthy were a ski slope cake with a ski lift, and a campsite scene complete with a broccoli forest and a pond filled with candy fish.Ribbons also were awarded.In the Scouts category, Bryan Glass won third prize, Michael Trexler took second prize, and Danny Clark won first.
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