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The Olympic Club -- 38

Swimming for The Olympic Club, a San Francisco tradition, is an opportunity to associate with some of the finest men and women one can imagine. The Club itself and the swim team are dedicated to providing the best possible athletic experience and to competing at the highest level.

Just one of the unique attributes of the Olympic Club (TOC) swim team is the fact that it represents only a small part of approximately 17 sports actively supported by the club. The Olympic Club is the oldest athletic club in the United States, founded in 1860. The club consists of two separate and unique locations: the downtown club, a seven-story athletic facility in the heart of downtown San Francisco, and the Lakeside facility, a beautiful country club consisting of 45 holes of golf, eight tennis courts and a classic clubhouse overlooking the golf courses. The Lakeside facility will be the site of the 1998 U.S. Open Golf Championship, an event it hosted in 1955. 1966 and 1987.

Another unusual element of the swim team is that like all of the sports supported by the club, it is member-run. The team members appoint a Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, currently Tim Birnie and Jamie Patrick, who submit a working budget to the club for team events, uniforms, special dinners and other programs that enhance the skills and knowledge of the sport.

The Olympic Club is one of the few clubs that reimburses team members for round-trip airfair and per diem expenses at team-designated national events. Incidentally, roughwater swimming and water polo are completely separate sports with their own budgets, commissioners and events. Of course, many pool swimmers also participate in open water events, and, in fact, the club hosts the annual Trans-Tahoe Relay, a relay swimming race across lake Tahoe. The club's roughwater team members have also performed exceptionally well every year at the Lanai-Maui Channel swim relay and the Waikiki Rough Water Swim.

Perhaps the most unique aspect of The Olympic Club swim team is the overall quality of its swimmers. The swim team has won the U.S. Masters large or medium men's team national championship 10 times and, with the recent addition of women, its first combined team championship in 1997 at Federal Way, Wash. The men's team won the 1998 National Short Course Championship at Indianapolis.

Formerly, the club's status was "men only," but in the early 1990s, a women's team was formed and is rapidly expanding. It is hard to imagine the team without the women who have brought vitality, talent and added commitment to The Olympic Club's aspiration to be the very best. If points per swimmer at national events is any measure of team quality, The Olympic Club is consistently among the most outstanding.

TOC members hold individual and relay records in numerous age groups. For instance, in the men's 45+ age group, The Olympic Club holds all five available relay records in short course yards (200 free and medley, 400 free and medley, 800 free). Other international and national championship teams can be viewed

If the team has a problem, it is one that is common to all Masters teams -- getting all members (160) together at the same time. In Federal Way, less than 30 TOC members attended nationals, and roughly 35 swam at Maui's Pan Pacific Championships. If everyone shows up simultaneously, watch out! The club takes great pride in continuing to add outstanding swimmers of all ages, with recent additions being world-class swimmers, Ray Carey, Jessica Tong and Dan Veatch.

Just a few of the outstanding National Champions on the team are Rich Bassi, Jim Beglinger, Tim Birnie, Ed Cazalet Steve Clark, Stu Corliss, Jim Elder, Don Hill, Mike Keck, Jim Krueger, Dave Lundberg, Margery Meyer, Marguerite Meyer, Sean Murphy, Bob Placak, Joan Schriger, Mike Sherrill, Loretta Soffe, Bob Strand, Todd Spieker and Bill Van Horn.

Over the past few years, The Olympic Club has enjoyed outstanding coaching provided by coaches Dana Totten and Scott Williams. The club also supports and encourages swimmers of all ages through its junior program and its "spin and swim" program for its 6,000 members.

Annually, The Olympic Club hosts a dinner for graduates of the University of California, Berkeley, as well as members of Stanford's NCAA swim teams, who are encouraged to continue their competitive swimming in Masters and are called on to inspire team athletes with motivational stories.

The quality of the people involved, the tradition of The Olympic Club, the availability of top level coaching, training and competition, and the dedication of the members to the sport all contribute to make The Olympic Club a unique experience for its swimmers.

(orignally written by Tim Birnie and published in SWIM Magazine, September/October 1997, revised by Jim Krueger)

Below are listed all of the USMS All-Americans who are listed in the All-Americans Ever database who are identified with this team. Go to Information Needed to help us identify people who are missing because we don't know their LMSC or Club. All-Americans who have passed away should be identified at the bottom of this list under "Remembering....". Registration status is according to the latest USMS Registration file available to the Records & Tabulation Committee.

TOC has 120 registered swimmers, 73 Top Ten swimmers, and 42 All-Americans currently registered. To compare this with other clubs, go to Club Rankings .

All-Americans (registered)
Bill Barthold (bhd49x5 M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Richard A Bassi (bsi417a M 38 TOC ) -- USMS Records -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Photo.
James M Beglinger (bgi46fk M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- Top Ten Since 1993
Tim A Birnie (bin45bk M 38 TOC ) -- World Records -- USMS Records -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Story
Steve E Clark (clk43j8 M 38 TOC ) -- World Records -- USMS Records -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- ISHOF Honoree Active in USMS -- Story
Michelle A Collins (cos76il W 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Stuart E Corliss (cos56b5 M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Joe Dietrich (dch5236 M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- Top Ten Since 1993
James E Elder (ldr433p M 38 TOC ) -- USMS Records -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Michael S Garibaldi (gbd46rs M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Stephen J Goth (gth69jm M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Scott C Greenwood (gwd77m7 M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- Top Ten Since 1993
James M Griffith (gfh535x M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Donald P Hill (hil32cl M 38 TOC ) -- World Records -- USMS Records -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Lynn A Jolly (joy652g W 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- Top Ten Since 1993
Glynn Jones (jos25av M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- Top Ten Since 1993
Mike Keck (kec59ns M 38 TOC ) -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
John H Keppeler (kpl673p M 38 TOC ) -- World Records -- USMS Records -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Story
Anya M Kolbisen (kbs79ev W 38 TOC ) -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- Top Ten Since 1993
James Krueger (kug388l M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Story -- Photo.
Greg D Larson (lso69m8 M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
David Lundberg (ubg607z M 38 TOC ) -- World Records -- USMS Records -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Michael G Mc Caffery (cfy53ii M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Maureen E McLaren (mcl73dc W 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Margery Meyer (myr2235 W 38 TOC ) -- World Records -- USMS Records -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Story -- Photo.
Marguerite V Meyer (myr59d8 W 38 TOC ) -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Story -- Photo.
Sean M Murphy (upy64mf M 38 TOC ) -- World Records -- USMS Records -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Story
Nicole D Omphroy (mpy7986 W 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
John D Osterloh (sth49bg M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- Top Ten Since 1993
Robert C Placak (pck59cb M 38 TOC ) -- USMS Records -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Phyllis E Quinn (qui55ca W 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Photo.
Denis T Rice (ric32v5 M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- Top Ten Since 1993
Joan A Schriger (chg6428 W 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Mike B Sherrill (shi494s M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Photo.
R Tod Spieker (spk48l5 M 38 TOC ) -- World Records -- USMS Records -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Story -- Photo.
Robert Strand (std46r5 M 38 TOC ) -- World Records -- USMS Records -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Story -- Photo.
Tim Timken (tmk38ue M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Jessica A Tong (tog74wt W 38 TOC ) -- USMS Records -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
William G Van Horn (vho38uk M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Photo.
Lee G Wanie (wni74bq M 38 TOC ) -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Laureen Welting (wtg65af W 38 TOC ) -- All-Star History -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Randy B Williams (wms5143 M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993

All-Americans (not currently registered)
Heidi B Bischoff (bcf67mu W 38 TOC ) -- All-American History
Joseph Bottom (btm55ne M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History
Michael Bottom (btm56w6 M 38 TOC ) -- World Records -- USMS Records -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Brad Budney (buy71wm M 38 TOC ) -- USMS Records -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Lyle G Collet (cot072m M 38 TOC ) -- USMS Records -- All-American History
Lewis E Cook (cok3744 M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Kirk F Everist (vst67vc M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Michael Fitzmaurice (fzu456q M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History
Phillip Gay (gay348u M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History
Martin Herrmann (hmn70e7 M 38 TOC ) -- USMS Records -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Edward A Hinshaw (hsw37ir M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History
Henry M Johnson (jhs_i M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History
Ludwig Magener (mgn_a M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History
Tim Mc Donnell (mcd_e M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History
Jim M Murray (muy695v M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Sharon K Patrick (pck71xv W 38 TOC ) -- USMS Records -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Alicia M Rowell (owl69an W 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
G Edward Rudloff (udf2343 M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Loretta M Soffe (sof66ja W 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Jeff C Stiling (stg60u8 M 38 TOC ) -- USMS Records -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Eric T Tarbell (tbl72tz M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Elaine R Weigand (wgd71q7 W 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993
Charles Yourd (yud524y M 38 TOC ) -- All-American History -- #1 Swims Since 1993 -- Top Ten Since 1993

More TOC swimmers:
Carol M Badger (bdg597m W 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Brian Browne (bow35rs M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
William C Callender (cld28nc M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Matthew D Cevallos (cvs70wd M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Philip D Chapman (cpm31sr M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993 -- Photo.
Michael L Cooley (coy71wd M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Michelle C Deasy (dsy72sr W 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Margo S Diamond (dmo78an W 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Leland H Faust (fut46s7 M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Robert A Fox (fox3792 M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
James G Jr Fussell (fus44ct M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Frank R Grannis (gis249e M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Stephen D Grant (gnt69mn M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
John J Hendrickson (dck60sv M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Gavin S Holles (hos66ee M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Kirk L Jensen (jns609a M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Brad H Kittredge (kdg76vz M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Thomas H Knopf (kpf47m7 M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Gary L Larson (lso71ue M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Thomas E Mc Carty (mcy456p M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Maureen O Mendoza (mdz619v W 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Anthony Mosse (mos64wb M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Greg A Myers (mys51ki M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Maureen E O'Toole (otl619v W 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Jamie T Patrick (pck70hx M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Yarnum Paul (pul08ac M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Ralph F Perry (pry27sr M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Charles H Raven (rvn3984 M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Katie L Reding (dig75z8 W 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Elisabeth A Rehrmann (hmn76jk W 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Louis F Rosenaur (osu13ce M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Edward Rudloff (udf47rl M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Patrick C Sagisi (sgi71kf M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Corinna D Seibt (sbt6155 W 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Todd D Sells (sel67dk M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Nancy A Stretch (tch4048 W 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Kendra J Thayer (thy724s W 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Scott Williams (wms5529 M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993
Douglas Woodring (wdg65ct M 38 TOC ) -- Top Ten Since 1993

Stories About TOC Relay Teams
Bill VanHorn,Phil Chapman,Rich Bassi,Jim Krueger,6/28/97
Chas.Raven, Ed Cazalet, Jim Krueger, James Elder, May'98
D.Ogier,Jim Krueger,M.Meyer,Bill Van Horn,Morocco,July'98

More TOC photos:
Bill Van Horn,Phil Chapman,Rich Bassi,Jim Krueger: 6/28/97 (38 TOC )
D.Ogier, Jim Krueger, M.Meyer,Bill Van Horn,Morocco,'98 (38 TOC )
Chas.Raven, Ed Cazalet, Jim Krueger, James Elder, May'98 (38 TOC )

Remembering....
James Bohan (boh_ad M 38 TOC ) -- Remembering... -- All-American History
William Loughborough (ugb103d M 38 TOC ) -- Remembering... -- All-American History

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