Statement from Foundation President on Stanley Paris

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"

Statement by Foundation President Richard K Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA