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  • Maryland medalists

    They range from a shooting specialist to one of the great sprinters of his generation. The former Maryland Summer Olympians who have won medals are listed below. Despite exhaustive research, it's possible we left someone out, so let us know at sports@...
  • Good way to pool your knowledge

    If you head down Sunrise Boulevard and make a right on Florida's scenic oceanfront Highway A1A, you'll soon happen upon the future home of swimming superstar Michael Phelps. No, he's not building some beachfront estate. I'm referring to the International...
  • Fort Lauderdale aquatic center discussion postponed

    Fort Lauderdale aquatic center discussion postponed
    Commissioners gave tentative approval to the site plan for the city's $33.7 million aquatic center on Tuesday but said they would listen to concerns that have surfaced about the project before making a final decision. Commissioners delayed a discussion...
  • Fort Lauderdale commissioners consider aquatic center plans

    Commissioners will decide Tuesday whether to move forward with plans for a new $33.7 million aquatic center or heed the concerns of the Beach Redevelopment Board. Commissioners are being asked to approve the project's site plan, along with proposed...
  • June Krauser dies at 88; she was known as 'Mother of Masters Swimming'

    June Krauser dies at 88; she was known as 'Mother of Masters Swimming'
    June Krauser, who wrote the rules for masters swimming competitions in their infancy in the 1970s and set more than 200 records while making a name for herself as the "Mother of Masters Swimming," died Aug. 2 in Pompano Beach, Fla. She was 88 and had...
  • Grounded! Stuck at airport, some distractions to make time fly by

    Grounded! Stuck at airport, some distractions to make time fly by
    Stranded at the airport with terminal boredom? You can only stare trance-like at your smartphone or tablet for so long. How do you distract yourself from the snaking lines, the crowded chaos, the tempting peanut butter and jelly sandwich cart at the...
  • Jon Erikson, record-setting English Channel swimmer, 1954-2014

    Jon Erikson, record-setting English Channel swimmer, 1954-2014
    Jon Erikson took his first swimming lessons at the Chicago Park District's Ridge Park pool in the Beverly neighborhood, but his aquatic future lay in open waters. His father, Ted, a marathon open-water swimmer, set a world record in 1965 by swimming the...
  • Bill Mulliken 1939-2014

    Bill Mulliken 1939-2014
    Bill Mulliken had won the gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 1959 Pan-American Games, but the Urbana-born swimmer was ranked 17th in the event going into the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. His father gave him just one goal, Mr. Mulliken told...
  • Fort Lauderdale aquatic center still has troubled waters

    Fort Lauderdale aquatic center still has troubled waters
    With the start of construction just months away on a new $33.7 million aquatic center, the city is facing waves of concern that the project won't be the world-class facility originally envisioned. The city's beach improvement board is telling...
  • June Krauser, 'Mother of Masters Swimming,' dies at 88

    June Krauser, 'Mother of Masters Swimming,' dies at 88
    June Krauser wrote the rules and set many records while making a name for herself as the "Mother of Masters Swimming." She died Saturday at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach. She was 88. Mrs. Krauser, who called Fort Lauderdale home, was tapped to...
  • Fort Lauderdale board worries new aquatic center could be mistake

    With plans well on the way for a new $33.7 million aquatic center, members of the city's Beach Redevelopment Board unanimously recommended Monday that commissioners stop and rethink the entire project. City Manager Lee Feldman had asked for the meeting...
  • Gift of legs sets young runner on new path

    Gift of legs sets young runner on new path
    He may lack legs, but Brian Douglas is fleet of foot. And now he'll be sprinting at an even faster pace. The 10-year-old Lauderhill youth proved his mettle earlier this year by running a 5K charity race on rubber braces he calls "stubbies." His inspiring...