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Sunday, December 19, 1999 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Letters To The Sports Editor

Century Project -- Washington Athletic Club Joins In Honoring Helene Madison

I would like to congratulate you on your 100 years in Seattle sports. You have taken the time to go deep into the century and honor some truly deserving athletes.

It was especially nice to see Helene Madison honored for her swimming accomplishments. The Washington Athletic Club's pool is named after her, and we also have a room named in her honor, along with copies of her medals and awards. Her family gave her medals to the WAC a number of years ago and they are safely stored away.

She excelled at a time in our history when women didn't get much support or recognition for their accomplishments. The WAC stepped up at that time and sponsored her and allowed her to train in our pool. We are equally proud of her accomplishments. Rick Platz, WAC

Copyright (c) 1999 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.

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