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Passsages: ISHOF Honor Swimmer Mike Troy
dies at age 78
(October 3, 1940 - August 3, 2019)


Mike Troy picked up the dolphin butterfly stroke where Bill Yorzyk left off and it didn’t take long for the swimming world to find out it would take some kind of a horse to beat this Troy. He carried the butterfly standard to new World and Olympic records with heroic time drops before and during the 1960 Rome Olympics.
 
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Jonty Skinner breaks the world record

On  August 14, in the year 1976, at Kelly Pool in Philadelphia, ISHOF Honoree and South African swimmer, Jonty Skinner, broke the world record in the 100 meter freestyle, in a time of 49.44.

He broke fellow ISHOF Honoree, Jim Montgomery's record of 49.99 that was set 20 days earlier at the Olympic Games in Montreal.  Jonty, was unable to compete in the Olympic Games, because of South Africa's history of apartheid. 
 
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Historical Day in Fort Lauderdale

28 years ago on August 13, 1991, two World Records fell at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Aquatic Complex.  ISHOF was hosting the 1991 Phillips 66 Summer National Championships and both Martin Zubero and Mike Barrowman were competing.
 
 
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Pioneers of Title IX: The Prohibition of Sex Discrimination in Educational Programs
By Bruce Wigo

As Swimming World presents this year’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year, we take a look back to the years when there were only isolated opportunities for girls to swim while in high school. We also remember two pioneers who helped make swimming a high school sport for women: Donna de Varona and Sandra Bucha.

 
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Rowdy Gaines
to be inducted into MISHOF Class of 2019
The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is proud to announce that Rowdy Gaines, will be inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame as a member of the  Class of 2019 during the MISHOF Induction ceremonies in St. Louis, MO, on Friday evening, September 13, 2019, to be held in conjunction with the United States Aquatic Sports convention. 
 
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Rick Colella to be inducted into MISHOF
Seattle-born, Rick Colella, started competitive swimming at age eight and rose through the ranks along with his older sister, Lynn. Both were star swimmers at the University of Washington and Olympic prospects. By the time he was in his early 20’s, he was one of the best swimmers in the world and represented the United States at the Munich and Montreal Olympic Games.
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Marjorie Anderson (CAN) to be inducted into MISHOF

Marjorie Anderson began to compete in Provincial Masters competitions, followed by national and finally, International competitions.  Her first international competition was in the very first World Masters Games, held in Toronto in 1985 where she struck gold in the team event.  When the FINA World Championships were held in Montreal in 1994, she went and conquered with a gold in duet and two silvers, in solo and team.  Anderson has been a fixture at or near the top of the standings at FINA Worlds and Canadian Nationals ever since.   
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