Maxine swam a superb 400 meter free in 10:45.34 and smashed the existing world and national records of 14:16.35 by a bit over 3 1/2 minutes. She made quite an impression on many of the other swimmers present. Since I am the SI LMSC Records and Top Ten Recorder, it was my honor to fill out the paperwork and send off the record application forms.
Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen has done a fabulous job of generating press releases regarding the SDSM team and its members as well as other San Diego-Imperial LMSC swimmers and of getting the releases published. Except for sporadic notices to the press over the years, we have not had anyone who was able to perform this function until recently. We are all grateful to Karlyn for her superb and effective efforts.
Barbara Dunbar , President, SDSM, 11/29/99