Oakwood Striper Swimmers in Short Course Championships

Seven members of the Stripers participated in the Virginia Masters Short Course Championship Meet held on April 7 in Newport News.

Kathy Broderick swam the 50, 100, and 200 yard freestyle. Ed Gorman swam the 500 yard freestyle and 100 yard individual medley; Cathy Green, the 100 yard breast stroke and the 50 yard freestyle; George Green, the 50 yard breast stroke and the 50 yard freestyle; Mary Helne, the 200 yard back stroke; Jerry Lehman, the 100 yard breast stroke and the 50 yard freestyle. Team coach, Kathryn Gregory, swam the 400 yard individual medley, the 100 yard back stroke and the 50 yard breast stroke. Striper efforts also included two relay teams: a women�s 200 yard freestyle, and a men�s 200 yard freestyle. Both relays placed first in their events.

The Stripers returned with eleven (11) individual first places and three (3) individual second places. George Green and Ed Gorman competed in their first masters swim meet. Supporting the team on deck were Penny Sparks, John Olsen, Joan Gorman, E. Gorman, Betty Lehman, and Tom Gregory.