Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

August 29, 2013

Keeping pace at Pomps for more than 50 swim seasons


The Andover Townsman

---- — The youngsters who splash in the waters of Pomps Pond every summer have nothing on Sigmund Pfeiffer.

The South Andover resident has been enjoying swims in Pomps since he moved to Andover in 1960.

Over the years, he’s twice been named to the pond’s Ten Mile Club, an elite group of swimmers who logged at least 10 miles in the waters in one summer. In fact, Pfeiffer on occasion was a member of the Ten Mile Club several times over in one season.

Now in his late 80s, Pfeiffer is still swimming with the best of them. This summer, he waded into the waters of Pomps 11 times — including taking his final swim to mark the last day of the 2013 season.