Today I heard that Ted Broster has passed away.  The Broster family are synonymous with swimming in Bulawayo, both Ted and his first wife Lucy were involved with swimming on all levels, Lucy a great learn to swim teacher and Ted a coach of the highest order.  Their children Paul and Megan were also both great swimmers back in the day.  Ted coached for the majority of his years at Beavers Swimming Club and boasted of a number of Rhodesian and Zimbabwean Champions.  One of his swimmers Siobhan Kesson runs S.O.S swimming Club sharing all she learnt from him with the kids of today.  In his latter days he coached Mandy Leach, Simone White, Luisa Gavazzi and Samantha Richter but there will be many swimmers out there who will be saddened by this news.  Ted was in his late 80’s and will be missed by many.

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