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ElaineK
June 4th, 2016, 09:34 PM
Congratulations to my teammate, (Queen!) Anne Dunivin for her three new American Records in the Women's 100-104(!!!) age group! She is the new record holder for the 200, 100, and 50 Meter Freestyle!! She rocked the pool at UGA today at the Classic City Georgia Masters Long Course Meet. :banana: :applaud: :ohyeah:

I'm so proud of you, Queen Anne!
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gobears
June 5th, 2016, 09:39 AM
That is really awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

Bobinator
June 5th, 2016, 11:46 AM
Amazing!!!! Please give Queen Anne a hug and congratulations from me!

Sojerz
June 5th, 2016, 05:09 PM
Congrats Anne - first for continuing to swim and second for doing it so well. I'm inspired!

ElaineK
June 5th, 2016, 08:33 PM
That is really awesome! Thanks for sharing :)


Amazing!!!! Please give Queen Anne a hug and congratulations from me!


Congrats Anne - first for continuing to swim and second for doing it so well. I'm inspired!

Here's the amazing thing I didn't mention in my original post: During her 200 Meter Freestyle race, as I was waiting to cheer Anne on at the end of the pool for her final turn, Anne's daughter came running up to me and asked me to stop Anne, and make her rest before finishing the race. I replied, "Why? She's doing great! She's swimming better and faster than she was at Maryland Nationals! If she needs to rest, she will!"

Sure enough, when she got to the end, she made the fastest turn and hardest push-off I have ever seen her make! I walked along as she swam her last lap, and I yelled "Go Queen Anne!!!" to her while encouraging the other swimmers to yell and clap as well. Anne is a bit hard of hearing, so she probably didn't hear any of it! When she hit the wall at the end of the race, what did she do? SHE KEPT GOING! Anne lost track of what lap she was on, and she just kept on swimming! A buddy of mine and I both jumped in the pool at the same time to get her to stop. You should have seen the smile of surprise on her face!

The clincher was hearing Chief Official, Ed Saltzman crack a joke about Anne being like the "Energizer Bunny" as she set the American Record. :lmao:

sunruh
June 6th, 2016, 09:47 AM
totally awesome
what an inspiration!

pwolf66
June 9th, 2016, 11:33 AM
Oh so AMAZING!!! She is who I want to be when I grow up.

mmlr38
June 9th, 2016, 02:48 PM
That is AWESOME! Truly inspirational for most everyone, I think!

ElaineK
June 9th, 2016, 05:04 PM
totally awesome
what an inspiration!


Oh so AMAZING!!! She is who I want to be when I grow up.


That is AWESOME! Truly inspirational for most everyone, I think!

I will never forget meeting Anne for the first time in 2011 at the Steve Lundquist Aquatic Center here in Georgia. (I saw her swim at 2010 Spring Nationals at Georgia Tech, but I didn't talk with her then. I had just joined USMS two months before, and it was my first Nationals. I was keeping too busy trying to meet all the Forumites I had "met" here on the Forums!) At the Lundquist pool, Anne was swimming in the next lane, so when she reached the wall, I said, "Hi! You don't know me, but I am your teammate, and I watched you swim at Nationals. You are such and inspiration, and I want to grow up to be just like you!" Anne reached across the lane line, shook my hand, and replied, "Hi. I'm ANNE, and that's Anne with an E!"

Ever since then, I have been calling her "Anne-With-An-E," and I cheer her on that way, too. Nobody else gets it, though, so I decided she really should by "Queen AnnE!"

Here we are at Maryland Nats:
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ElaineK
June 12th, 2016, 03:02 PM
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ElaineK
October 22nd, 2016, 04:18 PM
It's official! Anne was officially 100 years old on October 17th. :party2: Her birthday party was today, and she was all smiles! It was such an honor to celebrate with our beloved Queen Anne!

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jpetyk
October 24th, 2016, 09:48 AM
:applaud::cake: happy birthday Anne!! It's folks like Anne that inspire me to keep swimming !! :bliss:

flystorms
October 24th, 2016, 09:51 AM
I love this thread and it's so inspiring! Thank you for sharing the great news!

orca1946
October 24th, 2016, 12:16 PM
She is doing what we all want to do. Congrats.

WPSWIMS
October 24th, 2016, 06:32 PM
She is doing what we all want to do. Congrats.
I hope I get to cheer for her at the St Nick meet in November! Will be there.

Nancy H.
November 1st, 2016, 10:09 AM
She's an inspiration to keep swimming for sure!

GGS5T
November 1st, 2016, 12:04 PM
I can't believe how well she looks!

Please pass on my best wishes to her... all the way from England.

What an inspiring lady. Thanks for posting this here. I feel enthused, just reading about her.

ElaineK
November 1st, 2016, 10:12 PM
I can't believe how well she looks!

Please pass on my best wishes to her... all the way from England.

What an inspiring lady. Thanks for posting this here. I feel enthused, just reading about her.

At the rate your training, something tells me you're going to grow up to be just like Anne! :cheerleader:

MSK
November 5th, 2016, 09:10 PM
That is awesome. Tell Anne congratulations for me. My group has a 75 year old woman who joins us occasionally. She always swims in lane 8 though so that she can grab the wall if she gets tired, and she only swims 25s. Still she is energetic and hip enough that she went out to a bar with us after practice. (For the record we only do that if someone is moving away - LOL)