The Nashville Aquatic Club (NAC) has been turning out amazing talent for more than 25 years, and this year was no different with Evans Cameron, Shannon Van Curren, Winston Ballou and Ivan Lima, four graduating seniors receiving college swim scholarships.
According to NAC head coach John Morse, who has spent the past 18 years preparing young swimmers for a future in the sport, pretty much all four of them have gone through the program.
"Evans has always been a good swimmer," Morse said of the nationally ranked athlete. "She has really kind of moved on to the national scene in the last year as far as senior swimming."
Cameron, who is headed to Stanford in the fall, is a top-ranked high school swimmer in the 500 freestyle and swims the 200 and 400 individual medley.
"Two years ago she was a junior national qualifier," Morse explained. "And in the beginning of her junior year, she really kind of made a move onto the national scene and qualified for the Olympic trials and is now, like I said, the top-ranked high school swimmer in the country in the 500."
Morse described Van Curren as "a late bloomer," explaining she joined NAC after moving from Cleveland where she previously swam.
"She came into the program late