Historical Newspaper Articles

These articles are wonderful stories about the accomplishments of swimmers who have come before us. We are not sure of some of the dates of these articles so we’ve identified what we can. Each link below is the headline for the article, select the link and you’ll be able to see the entire article. Enjoy a trip down memory lane!

Date Unknown

Conway Swimmer Wins Master Event

Russellville’s ‘Marathon Man’ Swims Toward Success

Return To The Mountain

LR’s Lucy Wins National Title in Backstroke – Sep. 18

1982

Masters Brave Murky Waters For Mile Swim – Sept 25, 1982

LR’s Kersch Wins One Mile Swim – 1982

Arkansas Masters One Mile Event – 1982

Mile Lake Swim – 1982

1983

Up For Air – Jan. 25, 1993

Making Waves For Good Medicine – Mar. 1983

Field Wins Medals In Masters Meet – May 30, 1983

Painful Peck Of Precipices Gives Way to Wet Torture – Aug. 19, 1983

Aquatic Athletes Keep A Low Profile – Nov. 25, 1983

Swim Meet Results – Various in 1983

Local Swimmers Set Masters Records – 1983

Masters Swim In Local Meets – 1983

Booth Defeats 60 Competitors In Mile Swim At Lake Norell – 1983

1984

Local Masters Swimmers Set Oklahoma and Arkansas Stated Records – May 11, 1984

68 Odd Ball Antics Records Set – Jul. 6, 1984

Marathon Man In The Water – Jul. 25, 1994

Local Swimmer Recognized – Nov. 30, 1984

States Women Swimmers Push The Limit – 1984

Local Women Break Masters Swim Mark – 1984

1985

Masters Swimming Club Takes 5 Medals – Apr. 5, 1985

Odd Ball Antics Sets State Standards – Jun. 15, 1985

Swimmer Keeps Dream Afloat – May 11, 1985

Older Swimmers Discovering More Than Just Fitness – Nov. 19, 1985

Three From State Win Swim Medals – Nov. 19, 1985

1986

Montgomery Clinic Highlights Swim Meet – Jan. 14, 1986

If You’re An All Around Swimmer, Take A Shot At A Aqua Pentathlon – Jan. 14, 1986

Ex-Medalist Says Sport Is Fun Now – Jan. 21, 1986

Masters Swimmers Put Regional Hopes On The Line In Two Day Meet – Apr. 1, 1986

Age Doesn’t Mean A Thing For Masters Swimmers – Apr. 7, 1986

58 Records Fall At Masters Meet – Apr. 7, 1986

Seven Named To Swimming Hall Of Fame – May 2, 1986

Masters Swimmers Honored By Club – May 7, 1986

Swimming Hall Of Fame Takes 1st Seven Inductees – May 25, 1986

Gillander Uses Pool As Incentive – May 27, 1986

Records Fall In State Swim Meet – Jul. 30, 1986

Outstanding Swimmer – Nov. 4, 1986

Recreation Notes – Dec. 12, 1986

Masters Meet Swim Planned For Little Rock Racquet Club – Dec. 1986

1987

Masters Break Four Swim Records – Jan. 18, 1987

Staab Tops Competition In 1,500 Meters – Feb. 17, 1987

Foursome Dominates Region 8 Meet – Apr. 12, 1987

Four Named To Swimming Hall Of Fame – Apr. 19, 1987

At 48, Gillanders Still On Top Of Water Sports – Jul. 31, 1987

Kersh Kicking For Manhattan Swim – Aug. 7, 1987

Arkansan Captures NY Marathon Swim – Aug. 14, 1987

David Takes Win In One-Mile Norrell Swim – Aug. 16, 1987

Masters Swimmers Head For Houston – Aug. 23, 1987

Huff Big Winner At USMS State Meet – Sep. 1987

Two Turn Out For Swim Meet – Oct. 28, 1987

An Old College Sport Gives – 1987

28 Mile Swim Kersh’s Idea Of A Vacation In New York – 1987

1988

Masters Program Hopes Interested Parties Join – Dec. 21, 1988

An Old College Sport Gives New Life to Conway Men – April 4, 1988

Lap By Lap He Swam To Tulsa – 1988

Swimming’s Not Just For Little Kids – 1988

1989

Swimming “Hall” Names Inductees – 1989

Little Rock Dolphins Honor Their Swimmers – Apr. 30, 1989

Swimmers Fair Well In Nationals – May 12, 1989

Field of 40 Out For Masters – 1989

Deaf Swimmer Racing For Blind – Sep. 6, 1989

Swimmers Test Endurance – Sep. 17, 1989

1990

Masters Swimmers Set Marks – Aug. 30, 1990

1991

Age No Handicap In Masters Meet – Feb. 10, 1991

For The Record Masters Meet YWCA – Feb. 10, 1991

At 42, Schwartz Just Now Hitting Peak Performance – June 26, 1991

Masters Swimmers Congregate To Test Times In 1500 Meters – Jun. 23, 1991

Marathon Swimmer Circled Manhattan – Aug. 15, 1991

Swimmers From Area Fare Well – Sep. 19, 1991

1992

Kersh To Face World Series Test – Feb. 2, 1992

Touch And Go – Jan. 10, 1992

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  1. Really lots of fun to read those articles. Kudos to those who took the time to pull them together and make them available. Their preservation adds a great deal of substance to what it means to be a member of Arkansas Masters. Ron Bank coaxed me to join in 1990 and, although I am not as active as I had been in the past, it has been a fun ride the whole way. Howard Rutenberg, Hot Springs

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    1. Thanks Howard! My friend Carolyn Hyink did all the work (and it was time consuming). It’s nice to have it all archived, isn’t it?

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