You won’t find Elizabeth Villasenor’s name anywhere on the AIA list of swimmers who qualified for state. In fact, you’ll have scroll through several pages of Division I swimmers to find her best times of 32.73 in the 50 Free and 1:45.26 in the 100 Breast listed. And, right there, you will find her name.
The Sunnyside junior has been swimming off an on for about ten years and she, like a lot of young girls, fought against her mom’s efforts to make swimming more of a regular part of her life. Mothers always know.
It turns out swimming might just be the thing that will make Elizabeth’s life more bearable. More normal….
Discuss this post in our Talk of Tucson Message Board
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com