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June Krauser: Senior Mermaid
Posted By Patrick Kiger On August 11, 2014 @ 7:27 pm In Bulletin Today,Legacy | No Comments
It’s probably pretty rare to have someone launch a sports competition and then also excel in it. But that’s the story of June Krauser.
Krauser, who died on Aug. 9 at age 88 in Pompano Beach, Fla., was one of the founders of U.S. Masters Swimming , a competition established in 1970 that provides swimmers an opportunity to compete against swimmers in their own age group, right up to the centenarian level . But Krauser did more than just write the program’s rules and policies. She showed that she still had the ability that made her a top competitive swimmer in high school and college, by entering competitions and setting 154 age-group world records in various events from 1972 to 2002.
Here are some facts about Krauser and her achievements as an athlete and organizer.
Photo: International Swimming Hall of Fame
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 U.S. Masters Swimming: http://www.usms.org/
 centenarian level: http://www.vaswim.org/2012/05/marie-kelleher-breaks-barrier/
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