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    • In 1960, at the age of 12, Life Magazine published an issue on the Summer Olympics.  The cover featured two blond female swimmers from Santa Clara Swim Club: Chris von Saltza and Lynn Burke. 

      I recognized the name Chris Von Saltza because her father worked at NASA in Mountain View with my father.  The Olympics became a little closer to my life then.  The moment I saw that Life Magazine cover, my dream of becoming an Olympic swimmer crystalized in my heart.  There was no going back….my dream became my life.