Mike Fischer


    Concord, California


Foam-Fare Reference:

My Life After Patton:
 I was a member of the club from June 1965 until Labor Day 1967. My first day with the club was spent at Belle Isle canoeing the canals with Ed Picard as my boat mate, and we have been friends this 35 years hence. At Cathedral High School, I swam against Steve Waszak. After graduation, I lifeguarded at Brennan Pools for seven years during the summers.  At Wayne State University  I swam the 200 butterfly, and acted as interim coach when Coach John Hussey died.  During that time I bumped into a few Patton swimmers:  the Reeder sisters at Central Michigan and Doug Messer
at Wayne State's championship meet my senior year. In 1972 I married Pamela Starr, a Wayne State classmate and alumni of Cody High School, class of 68.  We managed a 15 unit student apartment, while completing our junior and senior years, and I held a part time job with Detroit Parks and Recreation, guarding at both Brennan and Patton pools.  After graduating, we moved to San Francisco where we both took jobs with Bechtel engineering corporation.  After a three month tour of Europe in 1978, we worked at the Presidio Army Base, located at the base of the Golden
Gate Bridge, just a short walk from our apartment.  In 1981 we moved to Concord, California a suburb fifty miles northwest of San Francisco where I started a job as a cardiology technician at John Muir Hospital. In 1982 our son Heinz Christian was born, followed by his sister, Elisa
Marie, in 1986.  In 1996 we bought our first home after almost 20 years of renting!  It is a continual work in progress (just ask Ed Picard!).  I am now a cardiac ultrasound technician and Pamela is self employed.  Christian starts his first year at college this fall, majoring in computers, and Elisa will start high school this month. (9/00)

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