I was on Dennis Bagnall's swim team in 1966 & 1967. He was an exceptional coach. We swam 3 times a day while a new Beattles album (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) blared over the loud speakers. Pendleton Swim Team totally dominated the Eastern Oregon during his rein. When Dennis moved to Hermiston, it wasn't a big surprize when Hermiston began winning all of the swim meets.

It was really fun to be on Coach Bagnall's team. He made a positive impact on many kids.


Bill Hampton

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