Swimmer Andrea Carabello is pushing to make a comeback after missing the qualification for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships last year by .25 second in the 50 freestyle. Carabello plans to train and work harder to guarantee herself a spot in the ECAC this year.
Carabello said, “It is kind of difficult to spend as much time as I did last year working out, because of my busy schedule, but in the end it may be better for me.”
Carabello is a sophomore elementary and special education major from Reading, Pa. She has been swimming for nine years.
Before coming to Cabrini, she swam for her high school, Governor Mifflin, where she also played field hockey, water polo and track.
In high school, she received coaches and Most Valuable Player awards.
Her freshman year, she was on the 400 freestyle relay, which received fourth place at districts and did not end up placing in states.
In Carabello’s senior year, she was placed in the 50 freestyle at districts and swam on the 200 freestyle relay, which placed sixth at districts.
With balancing school work, working hard at swimming and life guarding at the Cabrini pool, Carabello still excels.
“Though swimming is very demanding at times it does not affect my grades,” Carabello said.
Carabello has swam in two meets so far this season. She said, “Even though my times weren’t great, I was just glad that I could help out with some first and second place finishes for the team.”