Flessert Swims to Masters Nationals

Superior Native will Compete in Four Events

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Superior native Amy Flessert took to Masters Swimming like a fish to water.
“It’s a casual, not so competitive atmosphere,” she says.
Flessert says she started Masters Swimming about four years ago. Last year Flessert qualified for the World Championships.
“It was an experience that changed my life forever,” Flessert says of her trip to Worlds. “It was out of this world.”
This week Flessert competes in the national championships in San Antonio, Texas. She says she’s overwhelmed by the support she’s received.
“That’s kind of a motivating factor for me to swim fast,” she said. “Do it for the ones I love.”
Flessert will swim four events in San Antonio. She’ll compete in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 yard freestyle, as well as the 200 yard breaststroke. She goes to Nationals seeded no worse than 10th in her age group in all four events and says winning a medal would be a dream come true.
However, a January back injury early put Flessert’s dreams on hold.
“I’m lucky to recover the way I have and to go in to the meet as healthy as I am,” she says.
After one life–changing experience at Worlds, Flessert is hungry for another at Nationals.
“This would be something that I can cherish for the rest of my life,” Flessert said. “If I decide to have kids, it would be part of their life too.”
The 1,650 and 1,000 freestyle competitions are Thursday, with the 500 free and 200 breast raced on Sunday.

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