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Frank Thompson
September 28th, 2019, 05:33 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that Tom Wines passed away this past Wednesday, September 25,2019. He was a continuous member of the Michigan LMSC for 15 years and joined USMS when he heard about the program swimming in the Michigan Senior Games competition. Tom received the 2017 Special Services Award at the Michigan LSMC Awards banquet for organizing relays for swimmers 70 and over at local LMSC meets.

He organized relays for the Michigan Masters Club that set USMS National and FINA World Records starting in 2010 for some 25 relays. A lot of these relays would never have been swam if he did not figure out the strategic age-groups, communicate with the swimmers to get to the meet, and be at the meet to make sure they were swam. He did this even when his health was bad since 2015 when he could not swim himself. He would spend a lot of hours doing this for the swimmers.

He will be missed by all. A memorial will be planned in the future by his family.

Frank Thompson
October 11th, 2019, 03:38 PM
The Memorial for Tom Wines will be on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 12 Noon to 3:00 PM at the West Michigan Catering Company. The address for the West Michigan Catering Company is 3075 28th Street SW Grandville, MI 49418. A meal and a celebration of Tom's life is planned by his family.