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Grossmont High School swimmer in the Senior Spotlight

Posted at 4:33 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 20:32:30-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Grossmont High School senior Yolanda Medina says she's always had a love for the pool.

"I've been swimming since I was seven. It's always been a real big passion of mine and freshman year I decided to tryout for varsity. I made varsity and I've been on the swim team for four years now."

She says it wasn't about just winning races and meets. It was about being apart of the Foothiller team.

"It showed me how close a team could be, and cheering everyone on was such an amazing feeling."

And on the topic of cheering, Yolanda is also a four year member of the Grossmont cheer team.

"It was important for me to do cheer all four years because it really showed me school spirit and that is what Grossmont is all about."

But unfortunately, just like for every other senior, Coronavirus has brought an end to the spring season. Which means a farewell to swimming and cheer for Yolanda.

"It was very disappointing that the Coronavirus disrupted spring swim season for us, because we only had one meet, and we'd been working very hard doing dry land workouts and being in the pool every day. It was just a big loss for us, but to get over this Coronavirus we all need to take it seriously."