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Mini Me: So You Want to be a Swimmer!

July 8, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. -
Before Auburn student-athletes became what they are, they started out as a young, aspiring child -- a child that had hopes and dreams of growing up and continuing to excel in the sport that they love. In this series, a young athlete gets to meet their Auburn counterpart.

In the latest edition of Tiger Roar Digital, junior backstroker Sarah Reynolds met nine-year-old butterflyer Meghan Roach from the Opelika Sea Dawgs team and talked about their passion - swimming.

Sarah began swimming when she was six years old. She is the son of Joe Reynolds who is the long-time Prattville Parks and Rec coach, and coincidentally Meghan’s team faced that same Prattville team in their last meet. She is the sixth child of 10 kids. As a youth, Peterson won the 100 backstroke title at the YMCA Nationals. She hates breaststroke, which is something she has in common with Meghan.

Meghan lives in Auburn and swims for the Opelika Sea Dawgs at the Opelika SportsPlex. Last season, she won gold in the 25-yard butterfly and qualified for Southeastern Regionals in USA Swimming. She is the daughter of Marty and Kellie Roach, and has a 12-year old brother, Thomas, who also swims.

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