George Wendt Death – Obituary News: Big Shoulders Icon
George Wendt has died .
We are sad to report that Swimming Icon George Wendt has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on September 12. 2021.
Jane Del GrecoCoho Masters Swim Team wrote
We lost a special guy today swimming Big Shoulders I’m passing on very sad info from Phil Dodson ILMSA chair about Swimming Icon George Wendt. Such a loss of a great guy…. To Illinois Masters Swimmers, It pains me to tell you that George Wendt passed away this morning in the Big Shoulders swim George is a long time icon of Illinois Masters swimming with multiple national and world records in 400 IM, 1650 and 1500. Big Shoulders was his signature race, his favorite having won his age groups like forever including multiple 5K national championships. George was also President for Chicago Masters, a role he held, again, forever. We spoke this morning on the beach before the race: of Chicago Masters, FMC and of his three children and 9 grandchildren. George was a great swimmer, husband, father, grandfather and a friend. He will be missed. Phil
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FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park wrote
The swimming community lost a great man yesterday. George Wendt held many individual lifetime records and was a tireless proponent of the sport. More importantly, he was a very kind and good man with a multitude of friends. Every day, George walked into the Natatorium with a smile on his face and a friendly greeting. He loved the facility and frequently commented on how much he enjoyed swimming with the Masters group here. The entire FMC family mourns his loss. We send our love and prayers to the Wendt family.
(photo credit to Eric Johnson from yesterday morning)
Here’s George Wendt at the beginning of his historic swimming career. 12 years old. He’s on #3. Miss you
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