‘Swimming World’ publishes tribute to UW-Green Bay’s Merner

A student-written piece at the website of the national publication Swimming World bids a fond farewell to the 25-year head coach of UW-Green Bay’s Division I swimming and diving program, Jim Merner. “(After) 10 conference championships, 10 runner-up finishes and 11 Coach of the Year awards, (he) will be shelving his clipboard and time sheets for good,” the piece states. It also includes an excerpt from his inspirational “one last letter” emailed to team members after he told them in person that he was retiring. Read more.