|CW SWIMMERS MAKE THE GRADE|| |
Jun 22, 2011
CW is proud to announce the current National Group swimmers Elizabeth Gelb and Nicole Ozminkowski have been selected as Top Scholars in Washtenaw County.
Elizabeth will be attending Princeton University in the fall and will be swiming for the Tigers. Additionally, CW swimmer Nicole Ozminkowski from Saline HS was also selected as a Top Scholar. Nicole will be attending and swimming for MIT and will be studying Chemistry.
You can read about these ladies at http://www.annarbor.com/news/top-scholars-honors-academic-achievement-from-washtenaw-county-schools/. Then click on Huron HS and scroll down to Elizabeth and click Saline HS and scroll down to Nicole. You can also read more about Elizabeth and other current and former CW seniors at http://www.clubwolverine.org/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=czmscw&_stabid_=11454.
You can also read about where many swimmers from the past have gone on to swim in college at http://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=czmscw&_stabid_=11450. You'll note that many are attending top level universities including those in the Ivy League, MIT and Michigan.
Occasionally parents might have concerns about their children swimming either in high school or college. The apprehension often revolves around the committment necessary for swimming and lack of time to devote to studies. Over time this type of reasoning, for most, has been proven incorrect. In fact, there is research available that extra-curricular activities, including swimming, often are a source of relief from studies, provide stress relief, and improve abilites to focus and organizational skills. Through the years there have been numerous Rhode Scholars who were/are competitive swimmers. This includes CW's (AASC) own Annette Salmeen who went to UCLA to swim and was selected as a Rhode Scholar in 1997. Annette is currently the secretary of the US Anti-Doping Agency. She earned a Ph.D. in 2001.