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Swim Magazine Founder Honored

August 08, 1985

Albert Schoenfield, who began his career publishing swimming magazines in his home at night while working as an advertising agency account executive during the day and developed the hobby into a swimming publishing empire, has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., as an honorary contributor.

Schoenfield, 70, a 13-year Rancho Palos Verdes resident, was the founding and longtime publisher and editor of Swimming World & Junior Swimmer magazine and publisher of Swimming Technique for 13 years. He is vice chairman of the U. S. Swimming Olympic International Committee.

Schoenfield was president of the Southern Pacific AAU Assn. (now Southern California Swimming), a member of the U. S. Olympic Committee, secretary to the FINA Technical Swim Committee and author of swimming biographies and record books. He received the AAU Swimming Award in 1967.

Joining Schoenfield on the list of 1985 ISHOF inductees are U. S. swimmers Sharon Finneran, Virginia Duenkel and Doug Russell, Jonty Skinner of South Africa, Terry Gathercole and Ian O'Brien of Australia, Katalin Szoke of Hungry, synchronized swimmer Kelen Vanderberg of Canada, U. S. diver Phil Boggs and coaches Howard Firby of Canada and Dick Kimball, U. S. diving coach.

The Western Regional Girls Big League Softball Tournament featuring state and regional champions concludes Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sepulveda Elementary School, 12501 Isis Ave., Hawthorne.

The winner of the six-day, double-elimination tournament for ages 16 to 18 will play in the World Series at Indianapolis on Aug. 12 through 17. The Hawthorne field has state champions from Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, regional champions from Northern and Southern California and a District 37 host team from Hawthorne.

The Summer Pro League at Loyola Marymount University finishes Sunday with the Los Angeles Clippers taking on the Boston Celtic Plus team at 5 p.m. and the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers playing the NBA Stars at 7:30. Other games include the Clippers facing the Pros on Friday at 6 p.m. and an all-star game featuring the top 20 free agents at 5 p.m. Saturday. Game times through Friday are 1:30, 3:45, 6 and 8:15 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.

Mauricio Gutierrez knows second chances at a scholarship come once in a lifetime. So when the 17-year-old Gardena linebacker was given another chance at a major college scholarship, he took it. Just three weeks after he admitted that he might be playing junior college football in the fall, Gutierrez has a scholarship to Cal State Long Beach.

Gutierrez, 6-1, 204, who said he was crushed when a San Diego State recruiter reneged on his promise of a scholarship, looked at his participation in this year's Shrine All-Star football game as a second chance for a scholarship. Gutierrez, an All-Pacific League selection, took advantage of the opportunity and earned his coveted scholarship as a member of the South defense.

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