Briefly Noted…

Phil Morrison of Swarthmore celebrated his 88th birthday with his family at The Inn at Swarthmore last Wednesday, August 2. Attending were his partner, Carol Seymour, five sons (Peter (Arizona), Ben (Spring City, Pa.), Phil III (Elkton, Md.), Chris (Swarthmore) and Kurt (Rutledge), and daughter, Elizabeth (Swarthmore), who all graduated from Swarthmore High School. Phil tells us, “My Morrison grandparents moved to Swarthmore in 1905. Their new home was electrified, and my then six-year-old Uncle Bayard delighted in throwing the electric switches to prove it.” Phil, a scientist who has remained active in researching Climate Change, is the proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Seated (l. to r.) around the table are Phil, Peter, Carol, Ben, Phil III, Elizabeth, Chris, and Kurt.

As of Sunday afternoon, August 6, the winners of the Swarthmore Swim Club 2017 1,000-lap shirt are: 62.) Colleen Riviello, 63.) Stephen Scharschan, 64.) Emily Reilly, 65.) Hugh Haney, 66.) John Reilly, 67.) Anne Reilly, 68.) Kim Scott, 69.) Laura Mutz, 70.) Rick Valelly, 71.) Bruce Dorsey, 72.) Susan Larson, 73.) Richard Shimko, 74.) Barbara Whitaker-Shimko, 75.) Tom Runiewicz, 76.) Beth Resweber, and 77.) Mark Kuperberg.

Swarthmore Swim Club swimmers Gavin Shifflett (left), Ella Shifflett (middle) and Anna Karpyn of Wallingford (right) represented the Suburban Swim League (SSL) at the Daily Times Elite Meet, held on Tuesday, August 1, at Prospect Park Swim Club. The meet, sponsored by the Times and the Taylor Community Foundation, brings together the top swimmers from the Suburban, Delco, and Intra-County summer swimming leagues. Swimming in the Girls Eight and Under events, Anna finished first in the 25 Meter Backstroke, third in the 25 Meter Freestyle, and swam the opening leg of the SSL’s win in the Eight and Under 100 Meter Medley Relay. Gavin finished third in the Boys 9-10 25 Meter Backstroke, fourth in the Boys 9-10 25 Meter Butterfly, and was a part of the league’s win in the Boys 9-10 100 Meter Medley Relay. Ella finished second in Girls 11-12 100 Meter Individual Medley, fourth in the Girls 11-12 50 Meter Backstroke and teamed up to grab second for the SSL in the Girls 11-12 100 Meter Medley Relay. Photo by Michael Karpyn

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The Swarthmorean offices will be closed from Friday, August 18, until Monday, August 28. There will be no issue published on Friday, August 25.

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