Alpharetta YMCA member to compete for world swimming title (click for larger version)
August 12, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Juan Carlos Sanchez, member of the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta YMCA, is competing for the Masters World Swimming Championship in Montreal. Sanchez wants to make himself and his family proud, while setting a good example for his 13-year-old son.
"Placing top 10 would be super wild," said Sanchez.
Sanchez began competing in events on Aug. 2 and will finish Aug. 9 against projected Olympians at the event, with about 10,000 competitors expected to race. He is racing in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter freestyle as well as the 200-meter individual medley.
The swimmer, born in Colombia, swam throughout high school until college at the age of 18, when he decided to make academics his top priority.