A Tribute To The Late Nick Thierry

We dedicate SwimVortex to Nick Thierry, the late founder and publisher of SwimNews Magazine and swimnews.com, as a fitting continuation of his work based on plans that were coming together at the time he fell ill in September 2012. Nick passed away on October 2, 2012. The guardian and keeper of swimming statistics, rankings and history for more than 30 years, he is sorely missed by so many in the world swimming community. Nick’s passing is a great loss to the sport, but we will endeavour to ensure that his legacy lives on. Below is our tribute to Nick – a collective effort by many of his writers, friends and colleagues from over the years. May he always be remembered.