On Wednesday, December 5, junior Marissa C. broke the New England Prep School Swimming & Diving (NEPSSA) record for the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:13.19.
The previous record was set in 2010. Marissa’S performance also broke the pool record at The Loomis Chaffee School, which was set in 2013.
Head Coach Katie Riccobon says Marissa helped lead the way to Porter's victory over Loomis as a member of the first place finishing 200 Medley Relay Team along with Madison H. ’22, Moira L. ’19, and Julianna W. ’22, and the 400 Freestyle Relay Team with Maddie B. ’21, Julianna W. ’22, Madison H. ’22. She also won both of her individual events in the 100M Butterfly and the 100M Breaststroke.
"Success is no accident. Marissa's dedication, perseverance, hard work and determination are what make her the student-athlete that she is,” notes Coach Riccobon. “Every day she works hard in and out of the pool, and she continues to do the hard work even when she is tired. It is a pleasure to coach her and I am excited to watch her continue to grow as an athlete and person. Marissa embodies the expectations of the Porter's student-athlete."