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Lauren Hew '18 and Izaak Bastian '18 Trace Path to Caribbean Swimming Stardom

Swimming World by Matthew de George - 

Lauren Hew has represented the Cayman Islands at international meets since she was 14 years old. Through two Commonwealth Games and five World Championships (three long-course), she’s gotten used to being one of the few members of her team, accustomed to what it takes to blend into the larger groups on deck or during warmups.

Since she was 15, there’s been at least one familiar face she can expect to see, even if he’s not wearing Cayman colors.

Hew and Izaak Bastian have traveled similar paths to get to their junior years at Florida State. Both represent small island nations, Bastian calling the Bahamas home. Both travel to many of the same meets, from the regional Caribbean contests to events bringing together remnants of the British empire, ascending to the cream of the competitive crop of their nations from their mid-teens. Both attended Saint Andrew’s School in Florida, Hew as a boarder, Bastian as a native of Boca Raton. Read more...
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