Apr 04 2012
- Written by Sharon Robb
On the one-year anniversary of his death, Coral Springs Swim Club coach and South Florida Aquatic Club co-founder Michael Lohberg was fondly remembered by several of his swimmers.
For most of the day, swimmers, young and old, Olympians and Olympic hopefuls and masters swimmers all wrote heart-warming tributes on Twitter.
Lohberg, a six-time Olympic coach, died at age 61 after a lengthy battle with aplastic anemia.
Lohberg and his staff built the Coral Springs Swim Club program into one of the nation's best and placed at least one swimmer on every Olympic team since 1984 and won nine Junior Olympic team titles.
Coral Springs Swim Club and Coral Springs Aquatic Complex will host the inaugural Michael Lohberg International Invitational, June 21-24, where the City of Coral Springs will have a ceremony naming the 50-meter Olympic pool in Lohberg's honor.
His legacy lives on through his swimmers.
Tributes To Michael
Crazy how much changes in a year. RIP Michael---Anne Kuczynski
A year has passed and we still miss you every day. RIP Michael Lohberg. Thank you for everything you taught me in life, I'll never forget you.—Brittany Bellomo
Still in my life after 1 year. Thanks for everything big guy. One Love ML.—Keegan Boisson-Yates
I can't believe it's been one year, even as things settle down and time goes on I never stop missing you. And even though I know you are looking down at me giving me strength, I would do anything just to see you one more time. Thank you for everything Michael. You were the best coach, person, mentor I could have ever asked for. RIP. —Brandon Goldman
Crazy how much can happen in 1 year. Time flies. RIP ML, missing you every day.—Lindsey McKnight
I can't believe it's been a year Mich, I miss you like you can't even imagine. Thank you for being the biggest mentor & support system. Your national team misses you & the pool deck is not the same without you. You will always be in my heart.—Ashley Monaghan
Remembering an amazing person, friend and coach today, RIP ML---Michlswim
1 year ago Heaven needed a swim Coach with heart, integrity and passion, some1 who is fighting the good fight. Heaven needed Michael Lohberg.—Anne Poleska
Miss you, ML---Dana Hatic
1 year ago we lost a coaching legend, more importantly a great man & mentor, Michael taught me so many life lessons I'm honored 2 have met you.—Julie Stupp
Forever in our hearts. RIP ML—Mauricio Hidalgo