Senior Swimmer Profiles!

Cole Rabedeaux (TheLorian)

Swim season has finally started for the 2021-2022 season, with a bigger team than usual. However, only two senior swimmers from the 2022 class remain on both the Men’s Swimming and Women’s Swimming teams. Over the next couple of editions, these senior swimmers will express a little about themselves, their sport, and their plans moving forward.

For this Senior Swimmer Spotlight, I will be interviewing myself, Cole Rabedeaux, as part of the team.

  1. How long have you been swimming?

I have been swimming for four years at the college level, but I did work as a lifeguard for four years (two overlapped), so I’ve been involved with swimming for six years total. Two of my older siblings also swam for Loras, graduating in years 2013 and 2015.

2. What is your preferred event?

My preferred event is the 100 and 200 backstroke. I started out doing the backstroke, and those practices were always more fun for me because of the people I was around. I really love thinking back on those memories.

3. What is your best time and in what event?

My best times are as follows: 1:00:29, 100-yard backstroke; 2:14:66, 200-yard backstroke; and 2:23:55, 200-yard IM (individual medley).

4. What are your plans after graduation?

I plan on student teaching next fall and am trying to find a position teaching high school math. I plan on getting married and starting my own family at some point in the near future, however that ends up going.

Overall, I’m really looking forward to my last year on the team. It’s been a really fun experience doing something that I didn’t know I’d enjoy this much.

While many people are unaware of the Loras swim team, we practice in the San Jose pool attached to the back of Graber Hall. Feel free to come by and watch future meets. The pool is also available for open swims—check the Loras Sharepoint website for a list of times.

I, and the rest of the swim team, hope to see you at our meets!

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