As a parent of a first-year swimmer on Gloversville's swim team, I would like to commend our swim coach, Michael Harrington.
Michael epitomizes the true spirit of "coach." His devotion to his students equals his devotion to the sport. He teaches students to push themselves to reach unexpected goals, and supports, guides and encourages them at each step of progress. Good sportsmanship is instilled beyond an obligatory handshake and rather is a life lesson.
I feel very fortunate that my son has had the opportunity to work with a great mentor who has taught him that hard work does pay off, that loyalty is the core of your integrity and that success is not merely a score on a scoreboard. I would like to thank "Fish" for the great memories my son will have of his senior year at Gloversville.