PT Makes Record English Channel Swim Attempt
July 28, 2008
"The Foundation for Physical Therapy would like to congratulate
American Physical Therapy Association member Stanley Paris, PT, PhD,
FAPTA on his attempt to become the oldest person to cross the English
Channel. He is the oldest person on record to attempt to swim across the
Channel, and while his attempt was unsuccessful this time, he continues
to be an inspiration for his colleagues, the Foundation and APTA staff,
and others who have followed him on this incredible journey.
"Stanley dedicated his swim and all the months of preparation to
raise funds for physical therapy research. The monies that Stanley
raised along the way will help the profession he loves continue towards
evidence-based practice. These funds will also create possibilities for
physical therapist researchers to push the boundaries of science while,
most importantly, improving the quality of life and well-being of the
patients we serve every day.
"I encourage everyone to read Stanley's account in his own words of
his incredible attempt and his entire journey on stanleyparis.blogspot.com."
Statement by Foundation President Richard K Shields, PT, PhD,