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Carly Brewington Commits to East Tennessee State University

Brewington 2On June 2nd, Carly Brewington will graduate from Coral Glades High School. She has committed to attend East Tennessee State University this Fall. Brewington knew that she wanted to pursue her higher education at a school that could satisfy her desire to both teach in Special Education, and compete in athletics. As a highly competetive athlete specializing in triathalons, Brewington was seeking an institution which struck an equal balance for both passions. "There are limited options when it comes to NCAA triathlon and I had a better opportunity at this school than any other".Brewington 1
Brewington embarked on a recruiting trip in December of 2016 and was attracted to ETSU's Division 1 Triathlete program. After meeting with her future coach Janine Pleasant, and teammates she decided to make ETSU her home. Pleasant signed Brewington, along with 3 other athletes, and expressed her excitement in April of this year stating that "they bring a wealth of experience and speed to our team, and are exactly what we need as we enter our second season of competition".
Brewington plans to major in Special Education and feels that ETSU will provide her with the education and experience she will require in order to serve her future students and community. In fact, ETSU was founded in 1911 East Tennessee State Normal School to educate teachers and has a solid history of training the best educators.
Education is a field in which Brewington has had a passion for and looks forward to training and serving future generations. "I love working with children. This year, I was able to have a job at a catholic school as well as receive my Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)."
Brewington 3Athletics, and specifically swimming, has been a passion of Brewington's from an early age. She started swimming at the age of 5, and competitively with Coral Springs Swim Club at the age of 8. Brewington then went on to compete in Triathalons at age 11. Brewington competes with CSSC and also Coral Glades High School's Cross Country team. When asked what she enjoys most about the swimming, Brewington replied " I love the different opportunities swimming has given me. I have been able to meet and train with such amazing people."
One of her favorite memories of CSSC is traveling to the Keys for a swim meet when she was younger. "I made so many friends on that trip and had such a fun time."

2017 Jesse Vassallo Invitational Results


Coral Springs Swim Club participated in the Jesse Vassallo Invitational, hosted by The Pompano Beach Pirhanas, May 19-21. CSSC gathered with swim teams from all over Florida at the Pompano Beach Acquatic Center to compete. The weather was sunny, warm, and ideal for competition.

CSSC has seen many of our swimmers drop time while showcasing improved technique throughout this season, and the trend continued with the Jesse Vassallo Invitational. Riley McCormick not only dropped nearly 2 seconds from her 100 Fly and finished the race in 2nd place at 1:19.43, but also dropped time in every event in which she competed. McCormich earned 15 points in total for CSSC at the meet.

The time drop trend was also showcased by Mariana Montes' 14 second drop in her 100 Fly (1:36.29) and Carolyn Powell's 1 second drop in her 50 Free (35.64). Both Montes and Powell placed 3rd in their respective events as did Rhania Suarez in her 50 Free at 42.42.

Hailey Wells placed 4th in her 100 Back (1:26.69) as did Emily Robertson in her 50 Back (37.68). Lilla Megyeri completed her 100 Breast with an impressive time of 1:48.74, and placed 5th. Also in 5th in her 200 Free was Payton Ward at 2:39.18. Elisabeth Olson dropped nearly 2 seconds from her 50 Fly (35.02) and secured a 6th place finish.

More impressive time drops over the weekend include Meaghan Swack's 14 second drop in her 200 Free (3:20.16),  Sebastian Fahnestock's 16 second drop in his 100 Free (1:51.33), Skylar Croasdale's 10 second drop in her 50 Free (49. 11), Sophia El Chantiry's  6 second drop in both her 50 Free (44.36) and her 50 Breast (1:03.51), Andrea Peterson's nearly 5 second drop in her 50 Back (1:00.78), amd William Olson's 5 second drop in his 200 IM (3:01.09), his 200 Back (3:04.35), and his 200 Free (2:35.49).

This Meet was another success for the season and we are eagely anticipating events to come.


Senior Spotlight: Jose Pascual

Jose 2Pascual has committed to The University of Wisconsin-Madison and plans to major in Engineering. He graduated from Saint John Paul II Academy on May 20th, 2017.Pascual's decision to attend this University was an easy one, "I believe this school was made for me, everything about it appeals to me. The school offers me a balance which is hard to find." Pascual toured the campus the first week of April and was impressed with what it had to offer academically. U.S. News & World Report ranks UW–Madison ranked 13th among engineering programs nationwide, fourth in chemical engineering, and third in nuclear engineering. Pascual is also impressed with their top-rated athletic teams. He is looking forward to continuing his formal education there, "at Wisconsin I feel as if I could do anything I wanted to. The hands-on experience given to students in research is one of a kind as well as the organizations and clubs which enhance your experience."

He is also eagerly anticipating living in a different climate and in an attractive setting, "the campus is beautiful, right next to a big lake and with two forests and wildlife woods inside the campus. The campus is next to the city as well, which allows for many fun social activities and also outdoor activities".

Swimming will still be a part of Pascual's future, although he has no solid plans at the moment, "I am still talking to Bruno about my future in swimming but it is my plan to participate in their swimming program."

Pascual began swimming at only 2 years old as a result of his high risk for Asthma. He remembers, "the only way I could help it [asthma] was by swimming. When asked why he enjoys the sport, Pascual replied, "I love the fact that you can always improve, there is no limit to what you can do in swimming. You are constantly growing and learning from your mistakes and I believe that to be something important in life. I love the feeling of the water against my body and how I am able to move my body through the water to go faster. I love the challenges that come from swimming".

Jose 1He joined the CSSC family in August of 2014, and not only imporoved his skills and techniques, but also made some fond memories. One of his favorite experiences were when, "one of my friends who used to swim in the team decided we should do a summer video about the team and so we did. Filming it was the most fun and I will always remember that since while filming it I realized I had made true friends and was happy where I was." Pascual also fondly recalls competing with the team, "every single competition where we had to travel somewhere was an awesome memory, we would always have fun while dropping our times. Traveling to Purdue University for Futures was an awesome experience since then I grew more mature about swimming. Going to Mississippi was amazing too, I will always remember the food from Beverly. Lastly, going to the Ohio State University for Junior Nationals with Bruno was the best experience. I believe that was a breakthrough point in my career since I grew more mature and understood myself and the sport better."

Apart from swimming, Pascual also enjoys reading, learning new skills, program, coding, participating in outdoor activities (especially kayaking and wakeboarding), camping, traveling, practicing martial arts, working out, hanging out with friends, atending parties and meeting new people. 



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