View Full Version : Jon Steiner, 1950-2006 RIP

October 2nd, 2006, 04:19 PM
Jon Steiner passed away Saturday, September 30th. He was a long time member of the Tamalpais Aquatic Masters located in San Rafael, California, and was active in the Pacific LMSC and USMS. He attended many conventions and was a member of the Legislation and Legal Counselors committees. John was known for being throrough and for quickly getting to the heart of the matter.

Jon also acted as Legal Counsel for the 2006 FINA Masters Local Organizing Committee. He reviewed the contracts before the they were signed, usually making a suggestion or two about how to word a sentence so that both sides got what they wanted.

Jon took great pride in his swimming, his team, and gave back in many ways to our sport including creating the TAM 1650 Pool Mile - Don't waste your base swim to help raise funds for TAM.

Music was one of his many talents and he played guitar professionally in several jazz groups he organized. He also wrote music and created many arrangements for his bands.Even when sick, Jon loved to go to the club to play a set.

Jon competed at the SC Nationals in Coral Springs in May. He didn't perform as well as he'd hoped and had trouble taking a deep breath. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He really wanted to compete at the World Championships even though he was on oxygen and hadn't been able to train since the end of May. His coach and teammates volunteered to make this dream possible and he swam the anchor leg of a relay which meant a great deal to him.

Jon fought a good fight and is survived by his wife Sue, and two daughters.

Nancy Ridout/Michael Moore

October 2nd, 2006, 06:50 PM
Nancy and Michael, I am so sorry to hear this. Jon was a REALLY nice man. I can't believe how quickly he has left us. Thank you for letting everyone know.


October 2nd, 2006, 07:58 PM
John was a quiet guy most of the time but he was able to get up in front of the House of Delegates and let us know what he thought. He cared about this sport and we will miss him.