CC Swimming and Diving
Block 4 Newsletter
10th Annual Hour of Power
The Colorado College Swimming and Diving teams participated in the 10th Annual Ted Mullin Hour of Power Relay for Cancer Research this past November.
The purpose of the annual event is to raise funds in support of research into the causes and treatment of sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. The event is in memory of Ted Mullin, a member and two-year captain of the Carleton College men's swimming and diving team, who died in September 2006 from the disease. The relay itself is an hour of swimming in relays all out. It represents Ted's favorite set. The relays must stay on the same lap and the goal is for every athlete to "leave it in the poo"l. This year our athletics Director Ken Ralph, coaches from the department, and masters swimmers from the Colorado Springs Swim Team also joined Tigers on relays.
"This event is an opportunity to spread an awareness of sarcoma to our students, the age group it most often affects," said head coach Anne Goodman James. "Through our efforts, we honor the memory of Ted Mullin, who would have encouraged us to live life 'all out.'"
An overwhelming 55-percent of the 12,000 sarcoma cases diagnosed each year in the United States affect people from the ages of 15 through 29. Sarcoma is the fifth most common cancer in that age group, but unlike most cancers, the success rate for treatment has been slow to improve, especially in the adolescent and young adult population.
For information about the Ted Mullin Fund and to learn how you can help, head over to the organization's website.
Tiger Bio - Emily Harrison
Hometown: Paradise Valley, Arizona
Year and Major: Sophomore, Mathematical Economics
Favorite Movie(s): 21 Jumpstreet, Forrest Gump
Favorite Color: Light Blue
If I could be any animals I would be: a dog because they a lot of love. That or a crow because I love the crow pose in yoga.
If I could choose three worlds to describe myself, they would be: Optimistic, Outgoing, Fun
My favorite CC Swimming and Diving Memory is: training trip to Hawaii my freshman year. It was an amazing bonding experience as a new member of the team.
Competition Wrap Up
At Colorado School of Mines, Ellen Silk broke the 100 Fly pool record while Olivia Dilorati established the 100 I.M. record. The Tigers were also honored by the SCAC with Justina Zuckerman, Ethan Schick, and Dilorati earning SCAC swimmer of the week (Dilorati twice) and Mary Rose Donahue taking SCAC Diver of the Week for three separate weeks. The Tigers look forward to their next competition, The Orange Bowl Swim Classic in Florida.