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Judy B. Wagner
July 20th, 2003, 11:43 PM
Jesse Coon has been an inspiration to many master's swimmers for years. He is in his nineties and is well known for his extraordinary ability to swim 50, 100 and 200 butterfly after reaching the age of 90. He also has records in the 100, 200 and 400 Individual Medley. Jesse is suffering from cancer and his diagnosis is not good. He is still in great spirits and and is doing some exercise. He is a retirement home in Bryan, Texas. I went out to visit with him the other day and he was as delightful as he has always been. He is still very much "with it" -- the ladies out there love him. I would encourage anyone who would like to contact him to do so ASAP. I am sure he would appreciate cards or phone calls from any of his old-swimming friends. His address is:

Jesse Coon
Carriage Inn
4235 Boonville Road #307
Bryan, Texas 77802
Phone: 979-731-1300 ask for Jesse's room

Please pass this message to anyone who would be interested in contacting one of the Great Old Vetrans in our sport.

Happy Laps to all....... Judy Wagner