Men's Swimming Holds Successful Alumni Meet

Oct. 18, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - It was a sunny and brisk Saturday morning as both current and former members of the Stanford men's swimming team gathered for the annual alumni meet, held at the Avery Aquatic Center on the Cardinal campus.

The men opened with the 200 medley relay as the alumni team anchored by Thomas Zochowski took top prize. The next event was the 100 freestyle where four alumni combined to turn in the winning time. In the 50 freestyle two heats were necessary as everyone wanted to get in on the action. The next event was the 100 individual medley followed by two heats of the 50 butterfly. The men's 25 freestyle was event number six as the 50 backstroke was the seventh event of the morning. We needed two heats of the 50 breaststroke to highlight all of the talent. Anthony Robinson, a former world record holder in the 50 meter breast, was joined in the pool by two pairs of brothers - Jed and Matt Crowe as well as Steven and Thomas Brown. The final event of the morning was the 200 freestyle that capped off a competitive and fun-filled morning of races.

The meet ended with a spirited cheer by both men's and women's current and alumni members and a thanks to the fans who came out to support the athletes.

One of the highlights of the meet was the men's alumni team (Jed Crowe, Chris Olson, Casey Ketterling) that dressed up in leopard print swim suits that claimed a fully dressed 'tiger' in their midst. Also in attendance was former Stanford coach Jim Gaughran who led the Cardinal to a national championship during the 1966-67 season.

The Stanford men's swimming program would like to thank all of the alumni who came out to participate in the meet and joined the Cardinal for a morning of fun and camaraderie in the spirit of Stanford swimming.

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