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From Friend, Chrissie Spence

October 2, 2006 at 9:47 am

Ted was one of the toughest people I have ever known, and also (as many people have said) had one of the biggest hearts. He always, always worked hard in practice, even to the point of exhaustion. He treated people with kindness and respect, and was a great teammate. He was always cheering for people at meets and in practice, always excited. I know I especially appreciated that when we were doing distance sets together. We all loved being around him. I remember meeting him on my way to what must have been my first captain's practice my freshman year. I was in kind of a hurry because I was running late, and he assured that me that it wasn't critical to be on time to a captain's practice. I was really impressed with the way he treated me. As I got to know him better, I realized what an amazing person he really was, and how dedicated he was to swimming, but also to life in general. He really lived purposefully. It's hard to put into words how much I miss my teammate and friend, but I know that now he's in a better place.

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