Two Xavier swimmers. Two separate accidents. One common determination to return to the sport they love. Kelsie Johns and John Kinney were both involved in accidents during the summer of 2012. This story details their determination to return to the pool for the Musketeers in the Atlantic 10 Championships.
Written and produced for Xavier Athletics by junior Kristen Gallagher.
The Xavier swimming teams are headed to Buffalo, N.Y. for the 2012 Atlantic 10 Swimming Championship. Swimmers from the men's and women's team preview the four-day meet.
The fall swimming season concluded last weekend with strong performances at the Zippy Invitational. Xavier will travel to Florida for its annual winter training trip before starting the season again on Jan. 13
2011-12 Competed in the 100, 150 and 200 breaststroke, 100 and 200 butterfly and the 200 individual medley ... established a school top 10 time in the 100 fly and top 20 times in the 100 and 200 breast ... represented Xavier in the 100 and 200 breast and the 100 fly at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship.
Prior to Xavier MVP each of her four years at EA Laney High School ... three-time state qualifier ... four-time regional qualifier ... team captain junior and senior years.
Personal Daughter of Ken and Colleen Johns ... one brother, Travis ... psychology major.