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Swimming for the Long Island Aquatic Club

Photo Credit: Kidsday illustration / Sophia Gregorace

Most kids play a sport like soccer or lacrosse, but I am a swimmer. I swim for the LIAC: the Long Island Aquatic Club. We are a competitive swimming team who aim for greatness and work hard to achieve our goals. It is pretty tiring, but it is all worth it. My teammates and I swim six days a week for two hours (three hours on Saturdays), and even go to swim in the morning before school, as well as having evening practices.

We work really hard because hard work can pay off. I think LIAC is one of the best teams in the country. Some of my teammates have even made it to the Olympic trials, and they were as young as 15. I am a nationally ranked swimmer, and I am very proud of my accomplishments last year in the butterfly and breaststroke.

My older sister was on the team many years ago, and that got me interested in it. I have been swimming for the LIAC since age 6. Want to find out more? Visit

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