First-year swimmers Carylyn Waite and Niamh Morgan both had different journeys to Assumption College, yet they find themselves here, helping to raise the women’s swim team to new heights.
Both Waite and Morgan have been swimmers since a very young age, but ever since they discovered competitive swimming it has become an integral part of their lives.
Morgan began swimming around the age of nine, but it wasn’t until former Olympic swimmer Colin Lowth spotted her that she realized her passion for it; Lowth recruited her for a club team, and so began her love for swimming.
“I started off at the age of 14 just giving it a go and having a try, and I loved it,” Morgan recalls. “Everything else went out the window.”
Waite, on the other hand, has always had an affinity for the water.
“Apparently I’ve always loved my baths [as a baby], so I guess I already liked water as it was.”