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Chattin’ With: Emily Escobedo, NCAA Champion

Today, we’re chatting with UMBC swimmer Emily Escobedo who recently came in second in a swimming competition. Give her a warm Retriever welcome!

What was your biggest motivation to do swimming as a college sport?

I’ve been swimming since I was six and fell in love with the sport at a very early age. Swimming has been an escape for me and has been something I’ve worked for my entire life. I wanted to swim in college and continue trying to reach my goals and get faster.

What events do you participate in while swimming?

I swim the 200 breast, 100 breast and 200 IM at most meets. I love these events, but it is also fun doing off events at dual meets. I enjoy the 100 fly and 100 back as well.

What’s your best memory with the UMBC swim team?

My best memory with the UMBC swim team was conferences last year. It was just an amazing experience all around. All of my teammates were so excited and we were up on our feet the entire weekend supporting each other. The energy on the pool deck was something I’ve never experienced before. It was with our enthusiasm and energy that we won the meet and were conference champions.

What’s a way you could convince other people to get involved with swimming?

Swimming is a really great sport/pastime. It is a great way to stay in shape and keep active. It is a lot of fun no matter what level you are at!

Who wins in a race: you or a canoe?

It depends on who’s rowing!