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Mourning a mentor

A friend and a mentor passed away this past weekend. As another Master official in Canada said in an e-mail to me, “A whistle has gone silent.”

Jim Brow captured my imagination to what competitive swimming was all about. He was my mentor and he coached me as we travelled across Northwestern Ontario in either buses or vehicles to Kenora, Dryden, Red Lake, Atikokan, and Thunder Bay, as well as to Warroad, Mn.

On longer bus trips to provincial championships, we often shared a seat and enjoyed the youth of the swimmers on the Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Team (FFAST).

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