Bill entered into this life on October 13, 1955 in Stamford, Connecticut and joined his father and Suzi’s twin brother on March 3, 2017 in San Diego, California at the age of 61 years.
He will be deeply missed by his wife Suzi Wilkins, stepchildren Scott, Michael, Annie and Lisa, mother Margaret J. Krumm, sister Lauren Robinson, step grandchildren Ria, Micah, and Thomas, and extended family and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his father Lawrence B. Krumm.
Bill was a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with his Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education. He proudly served as head coach at Westport YMCA for 27 years, Connecticut Swimming General Chair, YMCA League President, and USA Swimming Sports Development Consultant for 10 years. His accomplishments include All American Swimmer, Connecticut Coach of the Year, Bruce Hutchinson Memorial Award, Sports Hall of Fame at SCSU, and The Robert Muir Award for Top Senior Swimmer.
Bill’s gift was being able to see the big picture and helping people take the steps to get there. He cared deeply about the hearts, minds and character of each swimmer with whom he worked. Coach Bill set a positive example through his actions, caring, words and empathy for others. He touched the lives of so many swimmers, coaches, parents, friends and family in ways that cannot be replicated. Bill was a master at finding the balance between work and play. He made time for visiting friends and family, camping, hiking, biking, and golf no matter where he went in the world.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Da Vinci Academy, 1335 Bridle Oaks Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.
A separate memorial service will be held in CT this summer.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions can be sent to the USA Swimming Foundation, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 or online at usaswimmingfoundation.org/donate.
Celebration of Life
- Date: March 18, 2017
- Time: 2:00 PM
- Location: Di Vinci Academy
- Address: 1335 Bridle Oaks Lane Colorado Springs CO 80921
- Directions: Di Vinci Academy
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