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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 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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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 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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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.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,Sun Reporter | August 6, 2008
BEIJING - Just how bad can the pollution get in China? The first practices of the U.S. swim team might have provided an unpleasant answer. The U.S swimmers, as well as the Australian swim team, said that when they arrived for their initial practice at the National Aquatics Center on Monday, they noticed what could be described only as a visible haze hovering around the ceiling. "[Monday,] they said it was the worst it's been," Erik Vendt, a member of the American 800-meter freestyle relay team, said yesterday.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | May 25, 2008
Eight seniors at Fallston High School joined the school's swim team with high hopes. Five joined as freshmen, two as sophomores and one as a junior. First, they set their sights on winning the county meet. They achieved their goal four years in a row. Then, despite facing adversity, they set a goal to win the state championship when it was initiated in 2007. And they did. They repeated the feat this year. "These boys stuck together and worked as a team," said Sheri Huppenthal, one of the team's two coaches.
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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 SUSAN REIMER | July 4, 1999
I'M BACK.By popular demand. For one last grab at the brass ring. For my farewell tour.They needed somebody to sell food at swim meets. Nobody does it better. I'm back.I thought I'd retired gracefully from swim team concessions. Kicked upstairs to the scorekeeper's table where I could still give something back to the game, without having to lug 22 cases of soda and a ton of junk food up the hill to the pool.But, as Earl Weaver once was by the Orioles, I was coaxed out of retirement in a desperate attempt to revive a winning tradition.
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