Tough Road to the Top for Zach McGinnis

by Garrett McCaffrey 2

November 27th, 2012 College, News, Video Interview

As a senior in high school, Zach McGinnis was a solid :51.5 in the 100 yard back and 1:50.4 in the 200 back. Now a senior at Virginia Tech he holds the school record in the 200 back with a 1:42.5 and has the fastest 100 back in the country so far this season with a 47.0. Even more impressive he had to overcome two shoulder surgeries in high school and is now battling bouts of epilepsy. Not many people can overcome that kind of adversity and still find themselves in the mix for an NCAA title. The best thing about Zach, he’s not satisfied just being in the mix…

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8 years ago

Great story Garrett. Glad Zach could share. Good luck to you—I’ve got someone to root for now in backstroke at NCAA’s…

8 years ago

You’re a frickin’ inspiration Zach. You can do it. I believe in you and love you long time. Good luck brother!


Bigga T

P.S. Much love to the swimmin’ community.

About Garrett McCaffrey

No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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