Lebanon Reporter

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July 23, 2013

Swisher's loss will be felt by many

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I remember then asking Swisher if anything stood out from his career — a specific team or swimmer or diver — that he was most proud of.

His answer to that question showed the kind of coach and teacher Swisher was.

”We have had some great kids, great swimmers, but more importantly great people,” Swisher said. “Turning those kids into great adults that go out into the world and contribute is the most rewarding part.”

Swisher was a person who took his role as a teacher seriously. And you can see from the outpouring of messages on social media sites, that his students enjoyed him as a teacher and role model.

While the news is incredibly sad, some solace can be taken in the fact that Swisher was doing something that he loved when he passed away.

And you can almost guarantee that he had a smile on his face while doing it.

And while he passed away too soon, it is important to remember the good times with the coach, teacher, colleague and friend who helped shape so many students’ lives.

You were a good one Coach Swisher, and you will be missed.

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