Yesterday morning we heard the unbelievably sad news that our friend and teammate Ben Swiggett died Friday after suffering a catastrophic medical crisis during a bike ride. Our hearts go out to Ben’s family and many, many close friends.
Ben was an incredibly vital, thoughtful, giving person and his passing is simply devastating. We will all miss his many contributions to CalM as a longtime Board member, director of the annual spring swim meet and dedicated member of the 1:30 lane – but even more so as a welcoming and positive force that helped create and maintain the fabric of our CalM community.
Ben’s friends have established a Meal Train to help the Swiggett family through the next few weeks, and we encourage you to do what you can. We will be back in touch with you as we consider how else to best support Ben’s family and honor his memory.
On behalf of he CalM Advisory Board, CalM coaches, and Cal Rec Sports
CalM Advisory Board Chair