She taught me to swim at the age of six in 1936; thirty-eight years later when I started swimming with Masters in 1974, I started encouraging her to swim Masters. When my parents moved into the Pohai Nani (Oahu, Hawaii) retirement home in 1976, she immediately started recruiting fellow retirees to swim Masters with her. Some of the swimmers she recruited to swim with her were Hazel Montgomery, Gratia McConkey, Jamie Cameron, and Bob Mott-Smith, all now deceased. Doris Young also swam in that group and is still very active with golf and swimming. She still lives at Pohai Nani and could possibly dig out some more datails on her teammates.
Jerry and her teammates went to the Nationals in Spokane in 1977 (brrrrrrr!!) competing for Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Swim Club (HUMU). She won gold on a relay and the two of us were recognized by Sports Illustrated (Faces in the Crowd) as a mother-son combination (maybe the first such?) both competing at the same Nationals. She turned 70 in 1978 and swam at Mission Viejo in 1979 where she won her first individual National gold medals. Her last national competition was in 1990 at USC in Southern California. She won three gold medals in the 80-84 age group. I recruited my daughter to swim the 50 free at USC, so we were three generations competing in the same Nationals.
Hope this is helpful,
Richard Bennett , 12/15/99
P.S. See you at Munich!