In April 2014, my world was forever changed by the tragic death of my teammate, John Servati, in a tornado passing through Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The situation was so bizarre that it took several months for reality to sink in.
During that time, I was searching for the appropriate way to honor the life of my friend and teammate. This video is the result.
It's undoubtedly the most personal thing I've ever published, but it was worth the risk. I've since been contacted not only by our teammates and John's family, but by several people whom I haven't even met yet--all wanting me to know how the video moved them.
The video was also picked up by SwimSwam, a leading source of swimming news.
News coverage of John's Passing: