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March 14, 2008

Founded Colorado Masters

Jack Buchannan was a teacher and coach at Englewood High School in Englewood, Colo. Jack was founder of Colorado Masters swimming as well as coach of two Masters teams in the early 1970s. He hosted the first Colorado Masters state meet in 1972, and he took a team to nearly all of the national meets since 1974. He served USMS on many committees throughout the years. In Colorado, he served many years developing and promoting Masters swimming as well as serving as registrar until 2004. He was also a mentor and coordinator for many COMSA activities throughout the years. He loved people and never knew a stranger.

Jack’s warm heart, beaming smile, unwavering friendship and enthusiasm for life will be missed by all. A man who lived and breathed swimming for longer than most of us have been around left us this year. Jack Buchannan left for a much better pool. No chlorine, not too hot, not too cold and never more than two in a lane!