World Swimming Championships 2013 in Barcelona
My causin Karlee Bispo is on the US Swim Team at the Championships in Barcelona. She started swimming late in life and was told she had slim to no chance of making the US team. She grew up in Modesto, CA where they didn't have access to any real quality coaching either. However, she was recruited to Texas State and is now on the US Team.
She was just part of the woman's relay and they won a Gold Metal.
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