I would really like to thank Tonya Strickland for writing a wonderful article in memory of Gene Lenz, former Cal Poly swimmer and Olympian. I have known Gene for the last four years and I felt honored to have met such a wonderful and caring man who put so much of his heart into helping others.

I think too often we forget to thank those we appreciate while they are here. Gene was a true role model not only for Cal Poly athletes, but also for all Cal Poly students. Ms. Strickland, thank you for truly capturing the essence of who Gene was.

Kelly Capell

English grad

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