Murdered swim coach Kelley Allen remembered as role model


A Florida swimming coach who was reportedly shot to death by his girlfriend’s son is being remembered as a mentor, role model, and inspiration. See

“[Kelley Allen] was the best coach I have ever had,” student Ally Strasen wrote to 10 News. “He believed in me and all of his swimmers even when no one else did. He was so determined – he lived for us. He lived at the pool. Even when he had blood clots in his leg and he was told to stay off his feet, he was pacing up and down the pool, encouraging us to swim faster, stronger.”


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