When Thomerson entered World War II as a pilot in 1939, he was forced to give up competitive swimming. He didn't pick it up again until 2000, but hardly lost his competitive fire.

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When Thomerson entered World War II as a pilot in 1939, he was forced to give up competitive swimming. He didn't pick it up again until 2000, but hardly lost his competitive fire.

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