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June Krauser dies at 88; she was known as 'Mother of Masters Swimming'
June Krauser dies at 88; she was known as 'Mother of Masters Swimming'

June Krauser, who wrote the rules for masters swimming competitions in their infancy in the 1970s and set more than 200 records while making a name for herself as the "Mother of Masters Swimming," died Aug. 2 in Pompano Beach, Fla. She was 88 and had Parkinson's disease. Krauser was born in Indianapolis in 1926, learned to swim in Lake Michigan during family visits to Chicago, and won a national championship in the breaststroke when she was 16. In 1955 she and her husband, Jack, moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she focused her attention on her son and daughter and began officiating at their local swim meets. "She didn't swim when we were children....

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