Conversation with a young open water swimmer Rishima Tewari

     December 30, 2020

    This conversation was with  Rishima Tewari! a 17 years old and a senior at Lynbrook High school. She is part of her school’s swimming and water polo teams and have been competitively swimming with DACA (De Anza Aquatics ) since the seventh grade. She also teaches at the DACA swim school. Aside from swimming and water polo, she is involved with FBLA (a business club), Indesign (a fashion club), and French Honor Society at school. In her  free time, I like to hike and sew. In college, she plans to study environmental sciences or biological sciences with a concentration in ecology.

    " I first started open water swimming just over four years ago, and I absolutely loved the experience. The coaches and people at Water World are all so kind and welcoming, and swimming in the ocean is an exhilarating feeling. After two years, I started swimming skin, and now I prefer it to swimming with a wetsuit."