BEAUTIFUL PIECE ON URSULA CARLILE
ONE OF OUR NEWEST HONOREES (CLASS OF 2020)
from our very own, Swimming World Editor in Chief, Craig Lord.
I got a Christmas card from Australia today with this beautiful stamp on it commemorating 100 years since the first England to Australia flight ... what an adventure, what a Ride!
Make that Ryde. The card was from Ursula Carlile. Each year, she tops my chart of beautifully crafted year-end travelogues, no longer with Forbes, who passed away in 2016 as racing was about to begin in Rio. How I miss his emails of tireless campaigning for the betterment of swimming and swimmers.
He was urging the Athlete Voice to let itself be heard decades before the current gen catch-up on rights, welfare, representation and much else. He was urging governors to adopt good governance athlete-first practices several decades ago. We wait yet, alas.