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Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - June 22, 2012

Seahawks Spirit saw them through

The Pleasanton Seahawks Swim Team is celebrating its class of 2012, and the graduating seniors talked about their years of hard work and the Seahawks Spirit.

When asked what they learned while swimming year-round for the Seahawks, Marissa Brown answered, "Having a good attitude can change everything; never give up." She will be attending UC Davis in the fall, majoring in civil engineering.

Chris Dourov, who will major in civil engineering at Arizona State University, said that swimming on a year-round team is "well worth the time and effort."

"You learn a lot about yourself as a person and learn a lot of life-skills that are extremely important to help with challenges later in life," noted Emily Saccullo, who plans to attend Diablo Valley College and major in pre-managerial economics.

"It's about being the best swimmer you can personally be," said Bridget Moran, who is headed to Claremont McKenna College to study economics. "You also appreciate how amazing the coaches on our team really are and how much they really care about you."

Allison Brown, who will major in biological sciences at Stanford University, said that a highlight of being on the Seahawks was spending time each day with dedicated and passionate people.

Devon Brown said he "learned how to set goals, no matter how difficult they are to reach." He will attend Brigham Young University, Provo, and study microbiology.

Future midshipman and swimmer at the U.S. Naval Academy Kristine Doan commented that "every success and failure can be taken as a learning lesson."

Their GPAs ranged from 3.7 to 4.0-plus, showing that they studied hard in addition to their daily swim workouts and frequent competitions.

For more information on the Pleasanton Seahawks Swim Team, contact tryout@pleasantonseahawks.org or call VIP-SWIM (847-7946).

--Mair Moran

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