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people Michael after the swim with coach Tim Denyer. Photograph courtesy Tim Denyer. consistent, he had no issues with the water temperature, all of his feeds went down and were pretty fast, he held excellent position next to the boat and most importantly, he never asked how much longer. A model athlete!” Red Top Swim coach Tim Denyer Michael dedicated his marathon says the single word that best sums swim to his la te sister Katrina Powell, up an English Channel swim is a former softball star who died of ‘relentless’. cancer at just 18 years of age, as well “It just seemingly never stops – even when you are 400 metres away from the coast, it still seems as his uncle Henry Powell, who died during WWII in the Channel itself. Michael said his wife Amanda and like France isn’t getting any closer,” children Georgia, 25, Darcy, 21, Jaime, says Tim, who has swum the Channel 12, and Oliver, 8, were all extremely maintaining his passion for swimming himself and coached 21 athletes on supportive of his swim. and not letting his prosthetic slow him Channel crossings this year. “My two youngest ones were Michael enjoys living a full life, down in any aspect of his life. in Dover to see me off at 1am and www.foodbankqld.org.au down for this swim and deserves welcome me back at 8pm that night,” www.redtopswim.com every accolade going – his pace was he said. www.grimseysadultswimfit.com.au “Michael trained the house Moving from A to B has never been easier A Division of Ezy Commuter Pty Ltd. linkonline.com.au The Luggie Scooter and Freedom Chair are both lightweight and easy to fold, making them ideal for travel and perfect for the car. P FOLD-TRAVEL P EASY TO USE P FREE DELIVERY ph 1300 760 071 www.portablemobility.com.au people 25