Steve Tarpinian died by suicide on March 15, 2015.  He was a beloved coach, swimmer, entrepreneur, friend and companion. His vision established the landscape for triathlon on Long Island. However,  Steve's true legacy is the lives that he positively impacted while on his journey.  

Slipped Away is a memoir that exemplifies Steve's journey and the lives that he touched along the way.  It includes tributes from his life partner of 33 years, his colleagues, his students, the triathlon community, as well as his own writings.

The intention of this book is to have Steve's depth of spirit and compassion live on, and continue to have a positive impact on the lives of others.   All of the net proceeds of the sale of this book will be donated to, a Long Island based non-profit organization that supports veterans suffering from PTSD and depression.