Update: Shoreline Pool Masters Team competing in international meet in Gothenburg, Sweden

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Update August 3, from Amy and Lib Rust in Sweden.

Everyone has had great swims. Charlotte Davis won five gold medals and broke two world records, 400 and 200 IM-60-64 yrs, Mike McColley - gold in the 400 IM, silver in 800 free and 200 back. Three other swimmers placed in the top 10 in their events. WE are having a blast.

Original article:

Seventeen members of the Masters adult swim team, the North End Otters (NEO), which trains at Shoreline Pool are in Gothenburg, Sweden, competing in the International Masters Meet, the FINA World Championship.

Team member Charlotte Davis celebrated her 60th birthday this year with the resolve to swim in this international meet. She wanted her team to be with her, so they started raising money for the trip at the start of the year, holding a large rummage sale in the spring.

The swimming competition begins on Saturday, July 31.  Teams come from Europe, South America, several states of the United States, Russia, Japan, and more. The diving competition results have already been posted, with categories by age group with the youngest group being 25-29 and the oldest 85-89.


Shoreline High School 1977 grads Amy and Lib Rust, daughters of Nancy and Richard Rust, have been on the NEO team for several years. Teachers in the Edmonds School District, they grew up in Shoreline and both swam on the Shoreline High School swim team.  Photo of Amy and Lib Rust and members of the North End Otters Masters swim team 2008 courtesy Nancy Rust.

The North End Otters (NEO) competed in the Alcatraz to San Francisco event and more recently in the Lake Tahoe Race. The team is part of the PNA, Pacific Northwest Aquatics organization, an association of Masters swimmers and swim teams in Western Washington. The PNA and its members belong to the United States Masters Swimming (USMS) organization.

NEO coach Robin O'Leary was an international level swimmer who attended college on a swimming scholarship, then finished a degree in kinesiology at the University of Washington. She began coaching a Master's team in 1983.


3 comments:

Anonymous,  August 5, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

Robin...

It's decades late, but, I'so proud of you!

Barry B.

Anonymous,  February 25, 2012 at 8:48 AM  

Amy and Lib!! This is Vickie (repanich) Stokes..I had a dream about you two!!I miss you and can't believe how proud I am of you

Feathers July 21, 2018 at 4:07 PM  

I know my comment is 8 years late but this is SO COOL! Charlotte was my coach for synchronized swimming at the Bothell pool when i was 14.... and now I'm probably old enough to join the masters team! LOL

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