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July 26, 1996
John Nelson of the Associated Press on NBC swim analyst Summer Sanders: "Somebody must have spiked the pool with Mr. Bubble when Sanders was swimming. She talks too much. You know why all those breaststrokers swim underwater? So they can't hear Summer Sanders."
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August 1, 1997
When Kristine Quance of Northridge won the 200-meter individual medly in 2:13.55 on Wednesday night at the Phillips 66 U.S. National Swimming Championships, she became the fourth-fastest American woman in the event. Her time, the fastest in the world this year, trails only Summer Sanders, Allison Wagner and Tracy Caulkins.
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SPORTS
November 10, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Summer Sanders, a Stanford University swimmer who won four medals in the Olympic Games at Barcelona, won the 1992 Babe Zaharias female amateur athlete award.
SPORTS
August 9, 1996 | MIKE DOWNEY
Downey's California: Here's how the Republican National Convention would be covered by television, if it were staffed by NBC Sports: Summer Sanders: "Bob Dole looks awesome!" John Tesh: "The courage and bravery of this proud war veteran with the ballpoint pen in his hand has to be the story of this convention thus far." Bill Walton: "Pat Buchanan's a joke! He's so overrated! No way he could beat Bob Dole, no way!" Summer Sanders: "Pat looks awesome!"
SPORTS
February 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Olympic candidates Summer Sanders, Jenny Thompson, Lea Loveless and Janel Jorgensen will lead No. 1-ranked Stanford into the Pacific 10 Swimming Championships, today through Sunday at Belmont Plaza pool in Long Beach. Preliminaries begin each day at 11 a.m., finals at 6.
SPORTS
August 1, 1997
When Kristine Quance of Northridge won the 200-meter individual medly in 2:13.55 on Wednesday night at the Phillips 66 U.S. National Swimming Championships, she became the fourth-fastest American woman in the event. Her time, the fastest in the world this year, trails only Summer Sanders, Allison Wagner and Tracy Caulkins.
SPORTS
May 13, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Summer Sanders, the only member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic swim team to qualify in four individual events, announced Tuesday that she will forgo her final two years of eligibility at NCAA champion Stanford to pursue commercial endorsements and accept financing for training. "I want to emphasize that I love my university very much and that my Stanford Coach (Richard Quick) has been incredibly supportive of me in this very, very difficult decision," Sanders said. Sanders, 19, of Roseville, Calif.
SPORTS
December 3, 1990
Stanford's Summer Sanders, one of the new kids on the block in American women's swimming, became a triple winner in the U.S. Open Swimming meet Sunday at Indianapolis by placing first in the 200-meter butterfly. Sanders, an 18-year-old freshman from Roseville, Calif., who had swept the medley races the past two days, won the butterfly in 2 minutes 12.33 seconds. She set the only meet record in the three-day event at the Indiana University Natatorium with a 2:15.
SPORTS
August 9, 1996 | MIKE DOWNEY
Downey's California: Here's how the Republican National Convention would be covered by television, if it were staffed by NBC Sports: Summer Sanders: "Bob Dole looks awesome!" John Tesh: "The courage and bravery of this proud war veteran with the ballpoint pen in his hand has to be the story of this convention thus far." Bill Walton: "Pat Buchanan's a joke! He's so overrated! No way he could beat Bob Dole, no way!" Summer Sanders: "Pat looks awesome!"
NEWS
July 26, 1996
John Nelson of the Associated Press on NBC swim analyst Summer Sanders: "Somebody must have spiked the pool with Mr. Bubble when Sanders was swimming. She talks too much. You know why all those breaststrokers swim underwater? So they can't hear Summer Sanders."
SPORTS
March 5, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Summer Sanders soon will learn whether her year-long experiment--a.k.a. the Great Comeback--is an artistic success. Sanders, who won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, is heading into the U.S. Olympic swim trials starting Wednesday in Indianapolis with some trepidation, but no hesitation. "This time around, I'm honestly saying I want to be there," Sanders said at the U.S. spring nationals in Orlando last month. "I really think I can do it.
SPORTS
April 10, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Summer's time again. Summer Sanders, the American swim star of the 1992 Olympics, left Los Angeles on Sunday to join the U.S. national resident team that trains in Colorado Springs, Colo., headquarters of USA Swimming. Two weeks ago, Sanders, 22, had no idea she would leave Brentwood for the arduous road toward Atlanta in '96. The winner of four medals in Barcelona retired 16 months ago with no inclination of returning to the drudgery of swimming thousands of yards a day.
SPORTS
April 8, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Summer Sanders, who retired last year because she no longer enjoyed swimming, announced her comeback Friday, saying she wants to compete in one more Olympics. Sanders, 22, who won more medals than any other American swimmer at the Barcelona Games in 1992, potentially gives the U.S. women's team a big boost heading toward the 1996 Games in Atlanta. "Something just came over me recently that if I'm going to try it again, this is going to be my last shot," she said.
SPORTS
January 10, 1994 | From Associated Press
Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders says she is through with competitive swimming. "I'm retired," she told The Daily Democrat of Woodland, Calif. "I wasn't loving it anymore." Sanders, 21, won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. She was a six-time NCAA champion while at Stanford and twice named NCAA Swimmer of the Year. Mike Hastings, Sanders' Olympic coach, said it was time for her to move on.
SPORTS
November 10, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Summer Sanders, a Stanford University swimmer who won four medals in the Olympic Games at Barcelona, won the 1992 Babe Zaharias female amateur athlete award.
SPORTS
April 8, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Summer Sanders, who retired last year because she no longer enjoyed swimming, announced her comeback Friday, saying she wants to compete in one more Olympics. Sanders, 22, who won more medals than any other American swimmer at the Barcelona Games in 1992, potentially gives the U.S. women's team a big boost heading toward the 1996 Games in Atlanta. "Something just came over me recently that if I'm going to try it again, this is going to be my last shot," she said.
SPORTS
January 10, 1994 | From Associated Press
Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders says she is through with competitive swimming. "I'm retired," she told The Daily Democrat of Woodland, Calif. "I wasn't loving it anymore." Sanders, 21, won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. She was a six-time NCAA champion while at Stanford and twice named NCAA Swimmer of the Year. Mike Hastings, Sanders' Olympic coach, said it was time for her to move on.
SPORTS
August 1, 1992 | TIM LAYDEN, NEWSDAY
Olympic swimming is six days long, a deep breath held while the rest of the Games pump slowly into gear. Today it is over. Mostly, American swimmers spent the week defending themselves against suggestions that they weren't living up to expectations, or to all those fast times they swam at the U.S. trials in March. Summer Sanders, a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, was among those most assailed. She swam four individual events and before Friday night had won a bronze medal and a silver medal.
SPORTS
July 6, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Summer Sanders skimmed over the water, pulling farther and farther ahead with each graceful backstroke. Abruptly, the rhythmic sound of her hand entering the water was replaced by a sharp thud. Sanders' head hit the wall. The crowd gasped. Few had ever seen a world champion imitate an 8-and-under swimmer. "I was off in La-La Land," Sanders acknowledged. "Granted, the sun was in my eyes, but no one else hit the wall.
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