2003 Trip Strauss
As an Age Group Swimmer Trip was a multiple time State Champion.
In 1977 he swam the fastest times ever swam by an Arkansas in the
100, 200 and 400 meter freestyle. Trip graduated from Yale
University where he swam for four years and was a member of the
Water Polo Team for three years. He led the team in scoring in his
Senior Year. Since then he has been competing in Master
competitions. In 1986 at age 28 he was 3rd in the 500 freestyle,
6th in the 1650 freestyle, 8th in the 100 freestyle, and 10th in
the 200 freestyle at the Master National Championship. In 1998 at
age 40, Trip was 8th place in the 100 and 400-meter freestyle at
the Masters National Championship.