[PacMasterUpdate] Jon Steiner, 1950-2006 RIP

pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org Mon Oct 2 16:23:35 EDT 2006

Jon Steiner passed away Saturday, September 30th. He was a long time
member of the Tamalpais Aquatic Masters located in San Rafael,
California, and was active in the Pacific LMSC and USMS. He attended
many conventions and was a member of the Legislation and Legal
Counselors committees. John was known for being thorough and for
quickly getting to the heart of the matter.

Jon also acted as Legal Counsel for the XI FINA Masters Local
Organizing Committee. He reviewed the contracts before the they were
signed, usually making a suggestion or two about how to word a
sentence so that both sides got what they wanted.

Jon took great pride in his swimming, his team, and gave back in many
ways to our sport including creating the TAM 1650 Pool Mile - Don't
waste your base swim to help raise funds for TAM.

Music was one of his many talents and he played guitar professionally
in several jazz groups he organized. He also wrote music and created
many arrangements for his bands.Even when sick, Jon loved to go to
the club to play a set.

Jon competed at the SC Nationals in Coral Springs in May. He didn't
perform as well as he'd hoped and had trouble taking a deep breath.
Shortly after, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He really wanted to
compete at the World Championships even though he was on oxygen and
hadn't been able to train since the end of May. His coach and
teammates volunteered to make this dream possible and he swam the
anchor leg of a relay which meant a great deal to him.

Jon fought a good fight and is survived by his wife Sue, and two daughters.

Michael Moore