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Frank Thompson
January 16th, 2018, 06:42 PM
To current and past Michigan Masters Members and Swimmers

I have some very sad news. Don Korten passed away this past Monday at 91 years old. Don coached the Battle Creek Masters team from 1987 until 2010 and the Battle Creek Y teams were always one of the best teams in the state for that 20 period.

In 1999, he received the The Michigan LMSC Chetrick Award for outstanding service to the Michigan LMSC as the LMSC Treasurer from 1993 to 1997 along with his with coaching masters for 24 years. In 2003, he received the Michigan LMSC Lawrence Award for outstanding swimming accomplishments representing both the Battle Creek Y and the Michigan Masters Club.

In 2009, he received the Michigan Masters Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan LMSC for a lifetime of contributions to masters swimming. I have linked a story that appeared in the 2009 Michigan Masters Newsletter starting on page 7 so you can see the contributions over his swimming career and a local story this week in the Battle Creek Enquirer.

https://michiganmasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/yrend09_news.pdf

http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/sports/2018/01/16/former-george-award-winner-longtime-goguac-lake-swimmer-korten-dies-91/1037580001/

http://farleyestesdowdle.tributes.com/obituary/show/Donald-Henry-Korten-105721001