I have been asked to write about the Swim and about Stan, my husband, a wonderful man who loved everything about getting the swim to go well.

Even as early as October, Stan would have his minutes book out and start seeing what had to be done rst. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and is greatly missed by many people. He was known as ‘Stan the Man’ by a lot of the young people who took part in the Swim.

Although he never swam himself, he put his heart and soul into the morning to make sure everything would be okay.

At the last swim he went to, he was in a wheelchair and quite poorly, but he went over to the Hi Tide and was happy that everything was going well. He is missed by a lot of people, I know, because they still come to me and say it is still Stan’s swim. I am sure he would be proud of everyone, he loved it.

From his loving wife, Maureen