Gregory Mockett: “Called to Swim”

r On Wednesday, May 2, at 6:00, Gregory Mockett will speak about his experiences crossing the English Channel. This event is sponsored by the Springville Senior Center (65 E. 200 South; 801-489-8738).

Greg Mockett is a 20-year entrepreneur and multi-patented inventor turned mentor and business coach. Born in Georgia and raised in central Florida, he made his way to Utah by way of Brigham Young University in 1983. At 31, a bit of a late bloomer, Greg married Holly Hulet of California, and they have six children, five daughters, the oldest married and off to college, and one son, a three-year-old charmer. Last August, Greg became the first Utahn over 50 to swim the English Channel.

. . . Except one.

On a Sunday afternoon in June 2011, while teaching an elders quorum lesson, he would unexpectedly receive a call to swim the English Channel. Unable to swim 50 yards at the time, it would take six years, many trials, and not a few miracles before he would travel to England to fulfill that calling.

Greg plans to share many stories from his journey from “call” to “swim” he hopes will inspire, uplift, and motivate.

This presentation, to be held at the Springville Senior Center, is free, and the public is invited.

Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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