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Student-Athlete of the Week: Kristi Vu


January 25, 2019

Senior Kristi Vu was fourth overall in the 50 freestyle (26.42), and eighth in the 100 freestyle (1:00.20) at the All District Meet on Jan. 19.

Niwot senior Kristi Vu became a swimmer by accident. Literally.

“I started swimming as physical therapy for gymnastics,” she said. “And I just started to love it more and more. I finally quit gymnastics two years ago, because swimming was so much more fun.”

‘Fun’ is a word that Vu uses liberally to describe her time with the Niwot swim team. For example, she said it’s the main reason she’s specialized in sprints, in particular the 50-yard freestyle.

“It’s just a fun race to swim,” she said. “It’s all out. If you mess up one little thing, then your race is just g...

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