Hornet Swim Club Swimming Coach
Bryan Walsh Bateman 1977-2009
It's been 3 years now, and we sincerely miss your presence. I recall when you commented on how my feet were huge and it was a sign of a good kicker. I recall you smiled when I gave you my drawing of the Ferrar
i so long ago. Even now, I'm sure you are still giving smiles to all those swimmers, not just in HOSC, but all over the world. You were gentle coach that never criticized, saying, "you did your best," even when us ourselves felt that we had truly swam terribly. I regret not being a better swimmer, but to you, I felt that I had done my very best.
I dedicate this drawing to you, although it isn't perfect. I feel happy knowing I tried my best to draw your portrait!
Thank you for all your hard work and compliments to all the children of HOSC.