Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Graham's daughter, Jenny Lord, posted info on his Caring Bridge page:
Dad’s Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, September 1st (Labor Day Weekend) at Dads Club, 1006 Voss Road —off I10 in Houston. The celebration will begin at 1:00 with a time of remembrance starting at 1:30. The rest of the afternoon will include swimming of laps (for anyone interested) and food/drink. Dad wanted everybody to come casual and have a good time. There has been talk of a Graham Johnston memorial fund that would go towards a new pool named after him in the future. More on that later.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
It was a very good weekend at the FCST-hosted Summer Champs in Sugar Land.
- Our kids swam very well,
- we stayed pretty close to the timeline,
- the scoreboard worked well, &
- the air handling system was able to keep up!
There's a coach in the Gulf that kind of looks like Freddie Mercury...when that storm rolled through, I imagined him thinking "Thunderbolts and lightning very very frightening..."
Legendary swimmer Graham Johnston passed away on the 27th. Read more on Swimming World here
I'll try to post details on his upcoming Celebration of Life at DAD's club once they're finalized.
Read another piece at the Houston Chronicle here
“Swimming has been my life for so long,” Johnston said at the time. “I can’t picture ever doing anything else. I love the sport. As long as I am alive, I probably will be swimming.”
Over the years, Johnston trained for races by swimming two hours a day on a nearly daily basis at the Dad’s Club in Houston. By the age of 79, he had broken 81 records in Masters Swimming and was inducted in the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame, according to the Chronicle’s archives.