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Thread: RIP Dick Bower

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    Very Active Member Karlene's Avatar
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    RIP Dick Bower

    I remember Dick swimming with and coaching BOLT Masters at meets at University of New Orleans. He was a both true gentleman and a ferocious competitor.

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    Paint test area ahead Michael Heather's Avatar
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    Re: RIP Dick Bower

    Very sad news, he was a real treat to know.

    I participated in the BOLTS' Mardi Gras Masters invitational meet for about 5 years in the 1980-90s and have very fond memories of the amazing hospitality shown by the club. In fact, the BOLTS members who swam in the meet did not score points because they thought it would be poor sportsmanship for the hosts to win most everything. I am pretty sure it was Coach Bower's idea.
    The opinions expressed in the above post are mine, not those of U.S. Masters Swimming. But maybe they should be.

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    Very Active Member geochuck's Avatar
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    Re: RIP Dick Bower

    A great guy a friend Coached the USA Canusa Games team. Jamestown NY. Brings back many memmories.
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    Re: RIP Dick Bower

    Dick was no longer coaching Tulane when I first got there (1978-79) but he was often around with the Bolts in New Orleans AAU. He has quite a legacy in USA Swimming.

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