David Marsh Races Alyssa Marsh

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 1

March 21st, 2012 News

Last week, we posted that at the Greensboro Sectional Championship meet, Alyssa Marsh followed in her parents’ footsteps and earned an Olympic Trials cut in the 100 fly, following in the footsteps of her father David (head coach at SwimMAC Carolina) and her mom Kristin, who was a college swimmer too.

The WCNC NBC affiliate in Charlotte (local Charlotte media loves swimming) decided to pit David, who doesn’t coach his daughter, against Alyssa in a 25 fly just to see who might win. David himself was an All-American backstroker at Auburn.

Using her more modern start (as compared to her dad’s old-fashioned, two-footed touch start), Alyssa got off to a sizable lead and won by half-a-stroke. Check out the video below.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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