College Swimmer Dies in Meet

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by Jonathan Goldm » Fri, 12 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Anybody know anything about the 20 year old swimmer from UMass (I think)
who died after his 100 free in a meet with Dartmouth?

Jon

--
Jonathan Goldman
M. Robert Goldman & Co., Inc.
Great Neck, New York

 
 
 

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by Barbara Game » Sun, 14 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
Goldman) writes:

>Anybody know anything about the 20 year old swimmer from UMass (I
think)
>who died after his 100 free in a meet with Dartmouth?

>Jon

>--
>Jonathan Goldman
>M. Robert Goldman & Co., Inc.
>Great Neck, New York


He was from Dundee, Or. and swam for the Multnomah Athletic Club in
Portland, Or. He still holds the state record for 50 yd freestyle as
both 11-12 and 13-14 boys. He went to High School in Newbreg, Or and
holds some records there also. Hearing about his death was a shock
here.

                           Colleeng

 
 
 

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by Bria » Sun, 14 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>Goldman) writes:

>>Anybody know anything about the 20 year old swimmer from UMass (I
>think)
>>who died after his 100 free in a meet with Dartmouth?

>>Jon

>>--
>>Jonathan Goldman
>>M. Robert Goldman & Co., Inc.
>>Great Neck, New York

>He was from Dundee, Or. and swam for the Multnomah Athletic Club in
>Portland, Or. He still holds the state record for 50 yd freestyle as
>both 11-12 and 13-14 boys. He went to High School in Newbreg, Or and
>holds some records there also. Hearing about his death was a shock
>here.

>                           Colleeng

It happened in Hanover, NH (Im alos form NH).  It happened right after
he swam the 200 ***.  He was a student at UMASS (in Amherst, MAss)
and was at Dartmouth for a meet.  It led off the evening news, and
they said he held many records.  They compared his death to Sergi
Grinkov, the 28 yr. old skater that died from a heart attack last
fall.  Pretty sad story, it really makes you think it can happen to
anybody.
"Everything about life is funny"
          -Monica Seles

 
 
 

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by Sharkman » Mon, 15 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> : It happened in Hanover, NH (Im alos form NH).  It happened right after
> : he swam the 200 ***.  He was a student at UMASS (in Amherst, MAss)

> I believe it was right after he swam the 100 free.

> -Rick

> --
> +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+

> +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Rick,
It was after the 200 ***. I know to brothers who are on the UMass/Amherst
swim team. I talked to them, and they said he died after the 200 ***,
and that he was like their best swimmer.

Sharkman!

 
 
 

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by Adam Brid » Mon, 15 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Anybody know anything about the 20 year old swimmer from UMass (I think)
> who died after his 100 free in a meet with Dartmouth?

> Jon

> --
> Jonathan Goldman
> M. Robert Goldman & Co., Inc.
> Great Neck, New York


My deepest condolances to the family and team-mates of this young
athlete.  Sometimes life just isn't fair...and far too short.

Adam Bridge

 
 
 

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by Rock » Wed, 17 Jan 1996 04:00:00

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, the teammates and school.  Tragedies like this
are so difficult to deal with.  Life is too short!
 
 
 

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by Don Ha » Thu, 18 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> My deepest condolances to the family and team-mates of this young
> athlete.  Sometimes life just isn't fair...and far too short.

> Adam Bridge

Very well put!!

Don

Don Haut
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
University of Missouri-Columbia

314-882-3171

 
 
 

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by Rusty Wilso » Thu, 18 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Have you heard about the UMASS basketball player that passed out at a
basketball game?  THey are shecking his heart and haven't allowed him
to return to the team.  I also remember that the Boston Celtic
basketball player that died from heart conditions did so on the UMASS
court.  I don't think that the swimmer was at a home meet, but the
coincidents are too dramatci to over look this.  Perhaps the water, or
ventilation systems should be checked just to be on the safe side.


Quote:

>My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, the teammates and school.
Tragedies like this
>are so difficult to deal with.  Life is too short!

 
 
 

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by Leo Letend » Thu, 18 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Have you heard about the UMASS basketball player that passed out at a
> basketball game?  THey are shecking his heart and haven't allowed him
> to return to the team.  I also remember that the Boston Celtic
> basketball player that died from heart conditions did so on the UMASS
> court.  I don't think that the swimmer was at a home meet, but the
> coincidents are too dramatci to over look this.  Perhaps the water, or
> ventilation systems should be checked just to be on the safe side.

The swimmer was at Dartmouth and the Celtic player was at UMass-Boston.
The main campus is in Amherst which is in western Massachusetts about 100
miles from Boston. So there is little chance of an immediate environmental
problem which is common to all three.  If fact, the Celtic player should
not even be included in any discussion due to the distance.

--
Leo Letendre                      As usual, I do not speak for my employer

Monsanto Company

 
 
 

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by Ron Z » Sun, 21 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Anybody know anything about the 20 year old swimmer from UMass (I think)
>who died after his 100 free in a meet with Dartmouth?

>Jon

>--
>Jonathan Goldman
>M. Robert Goldman & Co., Inc.
>Great Neck, New York


        My sympathy also goes to his family and friends.  Although it is
impossible to be sure unless a post mortumm examination is done, one of the
most frequent causes of this sudden death situation in a young athlete is IHSS
(Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis), a con*** heart condition in
which excess muscle exists below the aortic valve causing a dynamic partial
obstruction of flow of *** from the left ventricle.  This condition can
often be picked up by a careful physical examination before the fateful event,
but how many sports physicals are really done carefully?
 
 
 

College Swimmer Dies in Meet

Post by KATIE » Sat, 27 Jan 1996 04:00:00

One of the UMass swimmers used to swim at my high school.  One of my
fellow swimmers is in touch with him and his father is a PE teacher at
school, so I do know that it happened right after he swam the 200 ***.