By Walker Snowden
OSWEGO, N.Y.– This past recruiting season the SUNY Oswego laker swim team has brought together athletes from around the globe to build its program. With athletes from the southern and western parts of the United States, as well as from countries in Europe, the diversity of this years team goes far beyond the line of New york.
Oswego Men’s Swim team member Daniel Rodriguez said the men’s team is very diverse this season. “There is a guy from Columbia, there is two kids from Florida, there is a guy from Connecticut, there is a guy from South Carolina, my roommate is from Malaysia, and i’m from Spain, so it’s a very diverse team, at least from the men’s side,” Rodriguez said.
Swim team members said diversity is held in a high regard among the team and it has helped them form strong bonds with each other.
Luis Perez recently joined the team after moving here from Columbia. “I really wanted to change the culture in which I was living. I wanted to experience new things, and what is better than here, almost Canada. Like so far from where I was. I chose Oswego because it is a very new experience for me,” Perez said.
For more information on Oswego’s swim team, visit oswegolakers.com.