105-year-old Winnipeg swimming champion passes away
Jaring Timmerman passed away in a Winnipeg hospital early Thursday morning
A 105-year-old swimmer who set two world records has died.
Jaring Timmerman passed away in hospital early Wednesday morning.
The Winnipeg man swam his way into the record books as the world's oldest master swimmer.
His son Don Timmerman said his father was admitted to hospital Monday after he started feeling ill.
He said he wants his dad remembered as an inspiration.
"I guess you know his determination and his inspiration to so many people,” said Timmerman. “One of the things that really stood out in our minds is the swimming heat on January twenty-fourth when he set two world records."
Timmerman admits the swimming started taking a toll on his father's health last January.
But, he said, his dad had no regrets about that, because of his love of swimming.