February 16, 2012
Valley Aquatics is deeply saddened by the loss of our two beloved coaches, Seth Dawson and Rob Hill, who tragically lost their lives in a plane crash in the early morning hours of February 15th.
Both Seth and Rob were amazing coaches, sons, brothers, uncles, and friends. They dedicated their lives to being positive role models to countless swimmers. They constantly went above and beyond the call of duty and truly helped shape Valley Aquatics to being more than just a swim team, but a family. Many of our swimmers describe both Seth and Rob as their 'Heroes'. They both had the unique ability to find the hidden talents in their swimmers and make them shine, whether those talents were in the pool or in another arena of life. They led by example and brought a sense of purpose to the lives of many.
Our hearts go out to their family and friends of all three victims as they make sense of this tragedy. We, as a team, are struggling to make sense of it and ask of it as well and ask for a little privacy as we work to heal the hearts of many swimmers, young and old. Plans are in the works for a Memorial Service and details will be released at a later date.