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Cliff Swain Announces Retirement

September 25th, 2006 by Geoff Thomsen

After emerging on the pro tour over 20 years ago in 1985, six-time world champion Cliff Swain has announced that the 2006-2007 season will be his last. Over his career, Swain has posted over 80 pro victories while dominating the tour for three decades garnering from many the title of best racquetball player of all time. Swain has also claimed two US Open championships, and was inducted into the USA Racquetball Hall of Fame in 2003 for his achievements on the pro tour. Cliff has finished second at both the 2004 and 2005 made the finals of EVERY US Open Racquetball Championship except in 1996 and 2003, and is currently the number three ranked player on the IRT pro tour.

Cliff Swain competing at the 2005 US Open:

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  • 1. Manny | September 26th, 2006 at 6:58 am

    nice shots Goeff!!!

  • 2. behm | September 26th, 2006 at 11:50 am

    Best Ever

  • 3. Mike Keddie | October 3rd, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    Greatest Player Ever! Hands Down. Best of luck to Him!

  • 4. Mike Long | October 22nd, 2006 at 11:26 am

    One of the best, if not the best racquetball ever. We will miss you Cliff.

  • 5. JR | November 21st, 2006 at 4:08 pm

    Cliff I am 40 like you, and play Racquetball since 33 outside USA. Recently I hired a coach and I’m trying to improve my game.
    You are an inspiration for our age group. We are following your steps,
    Good Luck, God Bless you…We’ll miss you

  • 6. Bob Johnson | September 8th, 2007 at 10:15 pm


    You have been a pleasure to watch over the years. You are by far the best of the best ever including Hogan, Yellen, and everyone else combined. Be well in all in life!

  • 7. billy | July 7th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    just because he has been around 4 dat long dosnt meen he is the greatest. yes he is good but longevity dosnt mke u great. KANE is the ivan drago of mens proffesional racquetball

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