GINA MANGILI: A passion for swimming

Ever since Gina Mangili could remember, she loved swimming. Although she had a love for the activity, that is not the main reason she joined swim. “I originally joined just for the p.e. Credits,” Mangili said. “But, I soon found a love for the sport.”

Mangili finds motivation to attend practice through the want to improve; she doesn’t want to let her team down and miss a meet or not perform to the best of her ability. She has participated in the 500 free, 200 free relay, and 400 free relay this year so far.

“I’ve improved quite a bit from last year,” Mangili said. “But I still have a long way to go.”