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    2012 News: Swimming World: Top 12 World Masters of the Year

    Swimming World Announces
    Top 12 World Masters Swimmers of the Year --
    April 11, 2012


    Women--
    Jane Asher, GBR, 80-84;
    Janet Evans, USA, 40-44;
    Ingeborg Fritze, GER, 90-94;
    Lynn Marshall, CAN, 50-54;
    Diann Uustal, USA, 65-69;
    Laura Val, USA, 60-64.

    Men--
    Tom Barton, USA, 55-59;
    Giulio Divano, ITA, 80-84;
    Marcus Mattioli, BRA, 50-54;
    Jim McConica, USA, 60-64;
    Hans Reichelt, GER, 75-79;
    Steve Wood, USA, 50-54.

    The runners-up:

    Women--
    Carolyn Boak, USA, 65-69;
    Dawn Heckman, USA, 30-34;
    Leslie Livingston, USA, 50-54;
    Mieko Nagaoka, JPN, 95-99;
    Christel Schulz, GER, 70-74;
    Agnes Van Obberghen, BEL, 80-84.

    Men--
    Richard Abrahams, USA, 65-69;
    Roberto Alberiche, ESP, 80-84;
    Serkan Atasay, TUR, 40-44;
    David Guthrie, USA, 50-54;
    Ed Moses, USA, 30-34;
    Rico Rolli, ITA, 45-49

    Congratulations to all for your outstanding swims!

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    Great job, Leslie! Very few people will ever have the thrill of being an honorable mention in the same awards category as Janet Evans!

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    I was disappointed in Swimming World this year.The Top 12 World Masters usually gets an article on each swimmer in the magazine.This year they will post articles online later.I know it is an Olympic year,but I thought this accomplishment rated more.
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    Re: 2012 News: Swimming World: Top 12 World Masters of the Y

    Congrats to Leslie...I agree with Jim!!!
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    Congratulations to Fort and Rich! Both of you have had incredible swimming careers and are an inspiration to us Forumites!
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    Re: 2012 News: Swimming World: Top 12 World Masters of the Y

    Quote Originally Posted by ande View Post
    Steve Wood, USA, 50-54.
    Yikes! I am seeded in the same heat as Steve in the 200 back at nats. FLASHBACK to like 1973, when I got mauled in the same event by Mel Nash at the Pittsburgh-area senior championships. Fortunately I have no problem getting taken to the cleaners by really excellent swimmers.

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    Diann Uustal, USA, 65-69;
    Leslie Livingston, USA, 50-54;
    Like these! Flashback to this heat at last year's Albatross meet. I thought it was totally cool that Diann and Leslie both set world records in the same heat, little knowing at the time that both would be honored as swimmers of the year.

    Is this a great sport, or what? Congratulations to all!!!

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    Re: 2012 News: Swimming World: Top 12 World Masters of the Y

    Congrats to Fortress and Rich!!!

    Impressive is an understatement!
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    Re: 2012 News: Swimming World: Top 12 World Masters of the Y

    Congratulations to the top 12. However, as Allen stated, it was disappointing to see Swimming World abandon their profiles of the accomplishments of the top Masters swimmers as they have in previous years. The one issue of the year that celebrates elite Masterís success is now just a description of how the judging takes place. Seeing what the top 12 did to earn their spots was always interesting. I especially would have like to have seen them mention my teammate Laura Valís accomplishments. In what must be an unusually prolific year for record setting, Laura had 29 World Records that were on the books at the end of the year. If you counted all of the records broken during the year her total is 42. That must be some sort of record for records.

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    Re: 2012 News: Swimming World: Top 12 World Masters of the Y

    The profiles have been posted online, here.

    World Masters Swimmers of the Year Featured -- April 19, 2012

    PHOENIX, Arizona, April 19. EARLIER this month, we announced the World Masters Swimmers of the Year that appeared in the April issue of Swimming World Magazine. Today, we feature all of the top 12 winners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastback View Post
    Swimming World abandon their profiles
    Hey Fastback,

    Just a heads up. I'd say that "abandon" is a bit harsh. They will be back next year. It was just a painful production decision that happens at times in print, especially during the Olympic year. With as much Olympic material as we had this year, we elected to move the profiles to our online vehicle. I don't see this happening other than during Olympic years.

    Thanks for the interest in the program! It's the most difficult and time-consuming thing I personally do every year with the magazine. However, it is well worth it featuring Masters swimmers throughout the world.

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    Re: 2012 News: Swimming World: Top 12 World Masters of the Y

    My apologies Jason. We really do appreciate all that Swimming World does for Masters. It was coincidental that the on line profiles came out at the same time I posted my comment.
    They do a great job of telling the stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastback View Post
    My apologies Jason. We really do appreciate all that Swimming World does for Masters. It was coincidental that the on line profiles came out at the same time I posted my comment.
    They do a great job of telling the stories.
    No apologies needed. It is a valid point, and like I said, a painful decision we had to make. Looking forward to having the profiles back in print next year!

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