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Haines coached three U.S. Olympic swim teams

Updated: May 2, 2006, 5:22 PM ET
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- George F. Haines, who coached three U.S. Olympic swim teams and guided such 1960s and '70s stars as Mark Spitz, Don Schollander and Donna de Varona, died at 82.

Haines died in his sleep Monday at a nursing home in nearby Carmichael, where he had stayed since suffering a severe stroke a few years ago, according to the Santa Clara Swim Club's Web site.

He founded the club in 1950 that became home to many of the 53 Olympic swimmers produced by Haines ...

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