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KATC's Senior Spotlight: Michael Dela Rosa

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 15:06:18-05

High school senior Michael Dela Rosa, developed a passion for swimming at the age of 8 when he joined Crawfish Aquatics in Lafayette.

"Swimming was a place I could go, and I could just forget about what's going on everywhere else and just concentrate on getting better," said Michael Dela Rosa.

Long time swim coach, Thomas Clavier says Michael has won multiple state championships over the years and can continue to swim on the college level if he desires.

"He has already been in contact with colleges and he's been offered a spot to swim on some swim teams," said coach Thomas Clavier.

Even though Michael is thankful for his current offers, his real focus is getting accepted into an Ivy league school to pursue his dream of entering the medical field.

"I would like to swim in college but I'm not going to let swimming in college effect my choices for college. If I get accepted into an Ivy league school, I’m not going to not go there just because I can't swim," said Michael.

Getting ready to say good-bye to Crawfish Aquatics is bitter sweet for Michael, but he says it will always be home to him.

" It's definitely a place I can always come back to whenever I'm around here. I'll always be welcomed with open arms."