OMS Tributes to Tom Landis 3

Arlene Delmage—Really makes me sad but I will try to focus on the light he shown on this world.

Kermit Yensen—RIP Tom – his, and Maddie’s postings on caring Bridge were inspirational insights into dealing with a life-threatening challenge in a positive, clear eyed way. I will miss Tom.

Sandi Rousseau—I am so very sad to hear this. I considered Tom a very special person and one who openly shared his battle with cancer and his philosophy in  dealing with it.

Joy Ward—He was a warrior and very positive. I will miss him very much. RIP Tom. Have fun in that 50-meter pool with all the other greats we have lost. My prayers to Mad and family. He will be missed.

MJ Caswell—I am very sorry we have lost such a brave spirit. I hope his family and friends will be comforted by their memories of him.

Kevin Cleary—I’m saddened to hear that. Tom was a regular at meets and events when I first started Masters swimming. He was always kind and I really looked up to him. RIP.

Doug Brockbank—I just heard that Tom lost his long battle w/Cancer, and am still trying to dry some tears. I’ve enjoyed many long conversations and visits with him over the last 10years—especially at Foster and Elk Lake—and will miss him terribly. I’ve come to admire him deeply for SO much more than his incredible swimming career. He had become a truly wise and caring friend. Masters Swimming has lost a legend for the ages, and I feel honored to have known such a man. Not that I needed a reminder of how precious swimming friendships are, but it nevertheless reminded me of how much I appreciate you.

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3 thoughts on “OMS Tributes to Tom Landis

  • Roy Lambert

    Tom was always an inspiration to me: He epitomized what I hoped to achieve, even if my body just wouldn’t perform as he could. I followed his trials the last few years, again inspired by his fighting spirit and his acceptance of even this aspect of life. His attitude at the end demonstrates the strength he showed throughout his life.

  • Bill Volckening

    Tom was the only person I knew who could fold up a llama and put it in the back seat of a minivan. It was a pleasure hanging around with him many years ago at open water events and on distance day at nationals. RIP, Tom. Condolences to friends and family.