The sun pierced through the bamboo patch with streams of translucent light reflecting hues of dark and light green ripples on the clear water. A gentle and sweet sea breeze warmed my face.
It was 6 a.m. one Saturday morning and time seemed to stand still. As I drew closer to the now-visible beach, I could hear the thunderous boom of a voice from the landing… REACH, CATCH, PULL… First cave and back. The voice seemed to intensify as I descended the three flights of stairs towards the beach.
That was my first introduction to a man who has dedicated his life to his craft. He has worked tirelessly championing the development of young athletes, and he is proud of the contribution he has made to his sport. He has worn many hats as an athlete, mentor, father figure, coach, and businessman for 29 years.