[UPDATE:] below Garrett's farewell letter is a snippet and a response from Mark Floreani, founder fo Floswimming and other Flo-sports.
This is a disaster and it smells of political nonsense too. It's not hyperbole to say that Garrett created the model that made Floswimming a must-view site. Whoever scoops him up will definitely become a player!
"... As of Monday, July 6th, I no longer work for Floswimming. It's not very easy for me to handle
because for 2 years Floswimming has been my life. Disappointment aside, my objective hasn't changed one bit.
I'm writing this blog to you, the swimming fan, to let you know that I still have every intention of putting myself in the best position to help this sport. The last 2 years have been a swimming education that no one could have received through any kind of curriculum. I've seen our sport from all sides and now more than ever it's a burning passion that I can't imagine a living without. I am a swimming enthusiast for life.
Truth be told, I'm still in a state of shock. I have no idea what Floswimming will become now. I don't know what's in store for me. But I do know that swimming is better off today than it was 2 years ago, and I have no regrets for the time I gave over that period.
I guess we're in a place right now where all we can do is keep swimming.
See you on the pool deck..."
I got this report sent to me at work from Michael B., a SCAQ swimmer, and though it is bad news, many thanks.
Response from Mark Floreani:
Life is full of surprises and we all wish that Floswimming and Garrett could of lasted for a very longtime, but as we all learn, sometimes life does not go as planned. Relationships are hard and we did not see eye to eye on a lot of issues that arose. Everyone felt that this would be better. I know at first this is hard to take, we all got used to Floswimming and Garrett and Garrett and Floswimming, but Floswimming will have to a new chapter. We are ready to turn the page and drive forward. We need your help, we need to find a new person to head Floswimming. The job is fun, but it is by no means easy.
So It appears that there are at least three sides to this dismissal: Garret's, Mark's and finally what really happened. I say that because both of the two are being quite vague and their paragraphs are filled with emotion.