In memoriam: Swimmer Maxx Cheng and Official Kieth Pike
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Southern California Swimming mourns the loss of
two of our treasured members in the past few days:
13-year-old swimmer Maxx Cheng was athletic, intelligent, funny and mature, and
was voted Class President at his elementary school. In intermediate
school, he played viola with the orchestra and was part of the Speech and
Also passing was beloved and long-time Official, Kieth Pike. Kieth served in the US Air Force, and was a past Board Member for SCAF (Southern California Aquatics Federation). Kieth started officiating swim meets in 1962, mentoring new officials along the
way. He received SCS’s Ed Ruth Excellence
in Officiating Award in 2017.
Kieth's memorial service will be August 24 at Riverside National Cemetery.
Both members of our swimming family will be
deeply missed and fondly remembered.