Tuesday, August 12, 2008

North Shore Representin’ in the Pool.

Being a former high-school swimmer, I had to give some props to a local boy who made good at the Beijing Olympics last night.

Matt Grevers, a Lake Forest, IL native and Northwestern University graduate, took the silver medal in 100-Meter Backstroke final. He came in 2nd behind arguably the best backstroker in US Swimming history, Aaron Peirsol.

"I feel like it's gold after Peirsol," Grevers said. "This has been an amazing experience," Grevers said. "A couple of months ago, I don't think anyone thought I was going to make the Olympic team, especially for an individual event.”

Grevers holds 5 Illinois High School state swimming records including, you guessed it, the 100-yard backstroke.

Way to go, Matt!

2 Comentários:

DeeDee said...

It's hard to forget those Friday nights at the pool!

Parisjasmal said...

He's cute.

That's all.

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