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City College competitive swimmer still an asset despite injuries

Although sidelined by a shoulder injury early in the season, City College swimmer Allan Reese still attends practices and is considered a team leader by head coach Steve Hanson. Photo by ||Maureen Rhines ||[email protected]

Los Angeles native Allan Reese may be new to Sacramento and City College, but he’s a veteran when it comes to winning.

“I’ve been swimming since I’ve been 2 [and] competitively swimming from [ages] 6 to 12,” Reese says.

Head Coach Steve Hanson says he enjoys coaching Reese because of the swimmer’s personality and what he contributes to the team.

“He works hard every practice [and is] a great leader by example. He has great character and lots of personality. [He’s] easygoing and fun-loving,” Hanson says.

Reese went to high school in Los Angeles for two years at West Chester High School and graduated from Clover City High School in 2005.

After graduating, he went to work for his dad’s health and body products business. There, Reese delivered vending machines to schools that contained alternative snacks to candy, and Gatorade and water instead of soda. Due to the poor economy, the business crashed, and Reese decided to move to Sacramento.

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“Swimming in the water is my passion,” says Reese. However, he has been sidelined from that passion.

“I started the season off with a shoulder injury. I messed it up during a dive during the SCC swim trials,” says Reese.

Even though Reese has both shoulders wrapped up and on ice, he still attends practice to encourage his teammates. Bill Foster, fellow teammate, praised his teammate.

According to Reese, he has still managed to progress in his own swimming. He started off the season with a time of 25 seconds on his 50 freestyle and dropped it down to 23.4 seconds. He can hold his breath for over a minute or 1.5 laps underwater.

“Allan always tries really hard, [and] he gives 100 percent effort no matter what the outcome,” Foster says.

Chelsea Kennedy, an undecided major and freshman, enjoys being on the team with Reese. “Allan brings a big personality to the team,” Kennedy says.

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