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by Joyce Deutsch

December 8, 2001

Margie is the Editor of Maverick Lane Lines, the newsletter of Florida Maverick Masters swim team. Each issue of her publication includes a story called Maverick of the Month.

Frank Starr : from the June, 2000 issue.

Frank Starr, our Maverick patriarch, celebrated his 90th birthday, by winning all five of his events in the St. Pete Championship Meet in Apr., and establishing two FL LMSC records.

Starr received his BA from Loyola Univ. in Montreal, in 1931. He began his career at a radio station in 1938, broadcast sports in 1951, performed various emcee jobs and acting gigs. He was recognized for these achievements with the Actra Lifetime Membership. He married Pauline in 1951, and both did photo modeling. Their trips south began when they followed a Canadian baseball team to Florida.

Starr started his competitive swimming career with Coach Joe Biondi at the Clearwater Y, at age 70. At his earliest Masters meets as a 75 yr old, he won all his events at the St Pete meet and at the National Y Meet in Indy. Another outstanding performance, was competing in the first USMS 85+ men