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david.margrave
June 1st, 2008, 12:13 PM
Here's a story about swimming programs being cut as far back as the 1970s.

http://www.montanakaimin.com/index.php/sports/sports_article/defunct_um_swim_team_dominated_the_big_sky/2536

mattson
June 2nd, 2008, 02:55 AM
Today, Ammons has a Ph.D. in psychology and edits two of the largest psychology journals in the world. He thinks sports are taken too seriously today, that athletes get “big man on campus” syndrome only to get out in the real world and realize they are nobody. That didn’t happen to the swimmers, he said.
“Swimming prepared you for that because you were never anything to begin with,” he said.
So nobody makes better nobodies than swimmers? :banana:

david.margrave
June 2nd, 2008, 11:27 PM
I suggested to Doug Ammons that he try getting his University of Montana teammates back together for a masters relay someday.

As we all know here, there are people all over the continent swimming for Arizona masters, so I don't see why the same couldn't be done for Montana.