It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we have learned of the passing of Mr Bill Grey, a pivotal member of the Ace Swim Club and Coaching team from 1994-2012. Remembered as the “greatest of all time”.

Our Deepest condolences to the Grey Family at this time. We thank you for sharing your dad/husband with the Swimming Waikato and Ace community over the 18 years he was with Ace swimming club and we would like to acknowledge the extraordinary effort Bill put into all the children at Ace.  There are ex swimmers grieving throughout New Zealand and now spread across the world, who have precious memories with and whose lives were positively influenced by Mr Grey. He really was one in a million. A true legend.

“I never had the pleasure of meeting Bill, however I have learned a great deal of the impact that he made at ACE and throughout the Swimming Waikato community. Bill has played a pivotal role in progressing the sport he clearly loved a great deal and as a result provided opportunities for future generations of swimmers. My  condolences to his family, friends and to everyone who had the pleasure of his company, he will be sorely missed by our swimming community’ Darren Ward, CEO

For those wanting to pay your respect, a memorial service will be held Thursday 23rd, December, 2-3pm at Latter-day saints Chapel, 239 Sandwich Road, Hamilton.
Requirement: Vaccination Pass

RIP Mr Grey. Your legacy lives on in us all.


Thank you to Bridgette Hampton for her contribution to this message