Local swim coach collapses, dies

NBC 29 is reporting that Albemarle High School swimming coach, Kyle Wilson, died suddenly this morning when he collapsed at a swim meet in Annapolis, Maryland. No cause of death has been determined. Wilson also coached the ACAC Dolphins swim team and was assistant coach for the Va. Gators Swim Team. Wilson, who was in his mid-30s, swam for Auburn University from 1989 to 1993.

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Anyone know how he died? He was a real nice guy and dedicated to
swimming and coaching. Always cracking jokes and making people smile.

-David K.

massive heart attack

He died of an aortic dissection. Memorial service is at 1:00 pm, North Arundel Church, 7610 B&A Blvd, Glen Burnie, MD

Hi everyone.

I'm Kyle's older brother. Kyle's official cause of death was acute aortic dissection due to a congenital heart defect known as bicuspid aortic valve. It wasn't really a heart attack, rather his aorta ruptured. He told me the night before that it happened that he was in the best shape of his life since he stopped swimming competitively. Kyle was a great coach, a fine young man, a great outdoorsman, my best friend, and most of all my beloved brother. To everyone who came to both of his memorial services, sent cards, emails, and contacted us by phone, my family and I all thank you so very much. Your sympathy has helped us all get through this shocking and painful time.

RIP Kyle, you were the best swim coach in the world. I'll always remember you and how you helped me improve my swimming and mostly how you always greated me at the end of my events with a big smile on your face.