It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Father Robert Manning, age 81, early Thursday morning (September 28, 2017).
Robert swam the English Channel on Auguat 24th in 1984 winning a trophy for the longest swim that year from France to England (18hrs 15mins). One of his greatest friends in life was Rosemary Franklin-George, a two time swimmer of the Channel. Rosemary was his selfless trainer and fantastic friend. Her help enabled him to make the swim.
Our thoughts are with his wife Mary and step son Steven Rainville. Here is an obituary on Robert's life: