Other stories by Gary Thill

  • The Power 25: Janet Evans

    If there’s a world record, it’s likely that Janet Evans broke it or set it. With her famous unconventional giant windmill stroke, the tiny 5-foot-1-inch, 102-pound swimmer broke the world record in both the 800-meter and 1,500-meter in 1987 at

  • The Power 25: B. Chris Brewster

    B Chris Brewster (the “B” stands for Bartlett, an old family name, and “Chris” is short for Christmas, his mother’s maiden name), arguably the most powerful lifeguard on the planet, actually started his career on the ski slop

  • The Power 25: Buck Dawson

    The first non-competing swimming legend, Buck Dawson is known as the “Walking Encyclopedia”of the sport.

  • The Power 25: Shawn DeRosa

    Shawn DeRosa is always saving lives.

  • Best Fitness Club/Rehab Center

    When thinking of a “swimming hole,” you might picture a backwoods pond that Jethro and Elly May frequented before they loaded up the truck and moved to Bev-er-ly.