Olympics Day 1 - Swimming

Michael Phelps topped off a brilliant international swimming career at the London Olympic Games last summer. (File photo/2012 / April 11, 2013)

Randy Dase (Class of 1972)

Randy Dase graduated from Towson High School in 1972, returned to teach five years later and still teaches and coaches soccer. His athletic career at Towson High School spanned nine varsity seasons in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. He remains one of only two athletes in Towson's rich history to earn a varsity letter every season, and was named All-County in all three sports. In 1972 he was named Student Athlete of the Year by the Towson Athletic Association and the Towson High School newspaper after leading the Generals to three county lacrosse crowns and one in basketball.

Dase attended Johns Hopkins University and was a member of the 1974 championship lacrosse team.

At Towson, Dase has coached the Generals to 10 State Championships in two different sports, owning eight lacrosse and two soccer banners.

"My participation in athletics at Towson High School was the reason I decided to enter the teaching profession," Dase said. "I was provided with outstanding role models as teachers and coaches and have always wanted to provide the same opportunities to our student-athletes."

Jaimee Reynolds (1998)

Jaimee Reynolds was standout volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse player for the Generals and a member of the only girls lacrosse title in school history.

An Honorable Mention All American in 1997, she was also named to the All-County teams in basketball and volleyball. The 1998 Towson Times Female Athlete of the Year, and Mildred H. Murray Scholar Athlete Award winner went on to attend Cornell University, playing volleyball and lacrosse. She was a four-time lacrosse All American for the Big Red, a member of the 2002 NCAA Tournament team and 2002 Ivy League Player of the Year.

Moreover, Reynolds graduated from Cornell magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biological and environmental engineering.

After college Jaimee earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester and was inducted into Cornell University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. Currently she resides in Rochester, N.Y. with her husband Scott.

"Towson athletics helped me with time management," she said. "When trying to juggle all the academics and extra-curricular activities during school, you learn to set priorities. Here are mine: Family, Academics, Sports."

Michael Phelps (Class of 2003)

Dubbed by some at the school as "The Golden General," Phelps attended Towson High 1999-2003 while training to become a competitive swimmer. At the age of 15, Phelps became the youngest American male swimmer at an Olympic Games in 68 years and was, later, the youngest male swimmer in history (at 15 years and 9 months) to set a world swimming record.

Shortly after graduating from Towson in 2003, he set five world records. Michael became a superstar at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, winning eight medals (6 gold and 2 bronze) and continued to establish world records at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships and 2007 World Championships.

In 2008, at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Phelps captured eight gold medals, surpassing swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 single-Olympic record of seven gold medals and becoming the all-time gold-medal winner in Olympic history.

In 2012, his medal count rose to 22 — 18 gold, two silver and two bronze medals to become the most decorated Olympian in history