Founding Member – Keith Shaw

Over the year’s a number of CMSC’s athletes have been profiled in the newsletters and I will be going through the archives and reposting them here. Last month I put up a profile of one of our most prolific swimmers, Jeff Welechuk.

Picture taken on the podium of the 4th World Masters Games in Portland Oregon in Aug., 1998.  It was my only WMG's gold in 20 years, then, and now, ever, and is still an AB. Prov. record in the 55+ AG. I also received a silver in the 100m LC breast.
Picture taken on the podium of the 4th World Masters Games in Portland Oregon in Aug., 1998. It was my only WMG’s gold in 20 years, then, and now, ever, and is still an AB. Prov. record in the 55+ AG. I also received a silver in the 100m LC breast.

Today Keith Shaw takes the spotlight. Keith is one of our 3 remaining members who were with CMSC during the inaugural season. The others are Pat Macolmson and Pete O’Brien and you will be hearing from them shortly.

If you know Keith at all you won’t be surprised that he was more than willing to respond to my questions.

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Keith Shaw, age 72 and born in Regina, started swimming with Calgary Masters Swim Club within the first formation month (February 1977) at Inglewood Pool, under founder Henry Rechel and Coach Alex Wallace. Six members travelled to Etobicoke for the first Senior Age Division Aquatic Championships (world-wide masters’ invitational) in August 1978.

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Jeff Welechuk

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First in a  series of CMSC member profiles. There are a number of CMSC swimmers who have excelled in competition over the years as a Masters athlete. But few have been as successful as Jeff Welechuk, who has been with us for almost 20 years. His … [Continue reading]