Swimming (Notes)

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Male Swimmers

  • Tin Maung Ni
  • Mya Thee
  • Maung Kyi
  • Aung Than
  • Nyunt Soe
  • Chit Soe
  • Oscar Thwin
  • Derek Lynsdale
  • Aye Kyaw
  • Willie Huie
  • Richard Yu Khin
  • Htay Aung
  • Nanda Kyaw Zwar

Female Swimmers

  • Sally Soe
  • Mary Soe
  • Elizabeth Smythe
  • Marlar Swe
  • Polly Ba San (Polly Win)
  • Sylvia Thwin


  • Thet Win
  • Philip Smythe
  • William Smythe

Dr. Richard Yu Khin wrote :

Swimmers trained by Mr. Matsuda in 1959 include Derek Lynsdale (backstroke), Aye Kyaw (Hla Yee Yee’s cousin) and Willie Huie (breast-stroke). A few years ago saw photo of Thet Win at Kokine Swimming Club, and Aung Than who is working as swim coach in Bangkok. Derek Lynsdale’s mother was a Lecturer at Rangoon University who moved to a university in East Africa subsequent to military coup in 1962. Aye Kyaw was Tin Maung Ni’s deputy in the Burma Navy.

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