February 6, 2012
Paul Getchell, the Head Coach of ANA for 10 years, and a present coach with Exeter Swim Team has passed away. Paul inspired many NE swimmers and is the reason many of them stayed in the sport. As a testament of his ability to inspire and make an impact on those around him, ANA names a swimmer each year with an award in Paul's honor, and now the Exeter Swim Team is going to as well.
New England Swimming sends special condolences, and many thanks, to Paul's family for a true champion in the sport of swimming. He will be greatly missed.