Swimmers Travel Abroad During Summer Months
After a successful 2007-08 season, seven swimming and diving team members traveled independently around the globe in 2008, serving others, furthering their education and immersing themselves in cultures from Europe to Central America to Asia.
Conor O’Rourke ’11, traveled to Cap Haitien, Haiti, for a fourth consecutive summer with a program called Project Pierre Toussaint, an organization dedicated to helping the street boys of Haiti’s second largest city. Pat Deering ’10, studied in Russia, attending lectures with professors from Moscow State, important city leaders, artists, architects and others.
Amy Prugh ’10 and Neil Anderson ’10 traveled separately in Japan, while Matt Higbee ’11 and Kristin Elber ’10 traveled separately in Germany. Elber even found time to train with a German swim team – ironically based at the “other” Wittenberg, the historic city where Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses. Finally, Kayleigh Alexander ’11 did volunteer work in Guatemala.