He grew up in Bermuda and swam at a young age, was captain of his high
school swim team. He played water polo at University. Became involved as a
Swim Official in the 70s and is a Master Official (Level V). Has officiated
at the National and International level, has managed numerous swim meets,
including several Masters Championships. He is on the Board of the Ontario
Swimming Officials Association and runs officials clinics in Ontario and
discovered Masters Swimming in 1988 and joined the Masters teams at the
Toronto YMCA and in Bermuda. He served on the Board of Masters Swimming
Ontario for six years and was President in 1996 and 1997. He is currently on
the Board of Masters Swimming Canada and is Vice President. He is actively
involved at the YMCA with their adult swim programs. He persuaded the
Bermuda Masters to participate in the 1995 LatyCar meet in Barbados and all
subsequent LatyCar meets. He organized an Ontario Team of 25 swimmers who
participated in the FINA Masters World Championships in Christchurch, N.Z.
joining Masters in the 55 – 59 age group, he has managed to improve his
times for all events over 100m with each new age group. Now in the 70 – 74
age group, he broke the Canadian Record for every event he swam at
Christchurch and swam the breast leg of a World Record medley relay. He
holds several LatyCar Records.
practiced architecture in Sweden, Canada and Bermuda. Involved in
development of high rise office buildings to new residential neighborhoods
in derelect sections of cities. His wife, Alison is from Trinidad and
Barbados. He has four children, five grand children.
proponent of the ‘Swimming for Life’ concept, encouraging adults to stay fit
and healthy through swimming. He believes it is important for Masters to
control their own sport when ever possible. He sees great value for adult
swimmers everywhere in the international connections and friendships
developed through organizations such as LatyCar.