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Cassie Vietas is ready to kick off her last year at Robinson as a senior and captain of the
swim team. Vietas, driven by her passion and dedication, has been swimming for twelve
years, three of which have been at Robinson.
“I started when I was five, when my parents stuck me on a summer swim team. I had a
coach named Coach Betsy, and she told me I had talent and could be a swimmer. From
there on, I told my mom, ‘Hey, I really want to swim,’” she said.
Although Vietas began her career at an early age and attended the Junior Olympics, one
of the most prestigious events for young swimmers, it was not until recently that she
decided to seriously pursue the sport.
“I didn’t think I was going to swim in college until the end last season,” she said. “I just
had a massive time drop, and that was it.”
Currently, Vietas is considering three universities, which include Ohio Wesleyan,
of the pool. After high school, she intends on majoring in physical therapy.
When asked for advice to give aspiring or beginning swimmers, Vietas replied:
“Swimming is one of the only sports that you can do your entire life, because it has a low
impact on your joints. It is a skill that I think everybody should learn. Coming out for the
swim team will help you develop that skill.”
With a smile, she added:
“The water is my home. It always has been, and always will be.”
Samantha Verdisco is a member of the IB class of 2017. She is currently a junior. Besides writing for RHS Today, studying, and preparing her burdening...