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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | April 11, 2004
TWO EVENTS that have become Howard County traditions are on the sports schedule next Sunday. RUNNING: You'll have to rise early for the 26th annual Clyde's American 10-kilometer run, which begins at 8:15 a.m. on Little Patuxent Parkway between The Mall in Columbia and the American City Building. The course winds north past Fairway Hills Golf Course, briefly onto Route 108, then back through Columbia's Running Brook neighborhood, around Little Patuxent Parkway and home to the place it started.
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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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