Monday, November 08, 2010

Chuck ponders the funeral in PA of a swimmer, F.C.

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Following the burial, a reception was held at Germantown Academy. There, many of us lingered in the hallowed space that is the swimming pool at GA and the place where Dick Shoulberg has shaped both swimmers and souls for decades. When you step in, you don’t want to leave and you know you are in a cocoon of passion, of heart, of commitment, of success and accomplishment. It is a sanctuary where the greatest of teaching takes place, and where young men and young women grow and emerge and blossom into adults ready to make a difference in the world.
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1 comment:

Mark Rauterkus said...

Dear USA Swimming Sports Medicine member:

You have all heard of Fran Crippen's tragic death two weeks ago. In response to this, many of us in the sports medicine arena want to assist with considerations on how to make open water swimming safer, how we should best screen athletes, etc. As you are likely aware, USA Swimming has organized an Open Water Review Commission. This group will carry out an organized review. It is best that the Sports Medicine Committee await charge and direction from USA Swimming and the Open Water Review Commission rather than independently organizing our own effort to consider the issues. This will be the best way to have a coherent overall effort to consider all of the factors related to open water swimming safety. More information will be forthcoming.

If you have any thoughts, relevant information, or ideas, you are asked to e-mail that information to USA Swimming at:

Thank you for your contributions to the USA Swimming sports medicine program.

Scott Rodeo, MD

Stacy Michael-Miller USA Swimming Athlete Services Manager

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