Patrick Stevens

Patrick E. Stevens
March 2, 1953 - December 19, 2007


Our dear friend Patrick Stevens passed away on December 19 after suffering from a heart attack. Patrick was passionate about everything he did in his life, including his involvement in competitive swimming with the Great Bay Masters. Patrick made everyone feel welcomed and part of the team: he was a medium of friendship. He was friendly, generous, and caring both in and out of the pool. It is amazing how much energy Patrick put into everything he did - including swimming, his work as an architect, photography, Contra Dance, love of music and literature, interest in friends and family, and so much more. Patrick did not just participate in these things, he was a leader in all he did, a true inspiration for everyone to live life to the fullest.

Lane 3 at the Portsmouth pool where Patrick most often swam is not the same without him. He set a great pace in the pool and a great pace in life. Patrick's favorite distance was the 50, and the first workout after his passing was all 50's in memory of Patrick. We also plan to name our annual Fall swim meet in his honor. We will always remember and appreciate Patrick's generosity, compassion, encouragement, and positive attitude.

Patrick's family has created a memorial blog
Contributions for the blog can be sent to: pstevensfamily@gmail.com