Lisa Rasmussen experiences close bonds and inspiration.
Transcript of the video interview:
"My name is Lisa Rasmussen. I'm a sophomore this year, and I'm a business administration major, and computer science and psychology minors.
"I was born in Kent, Wash., and basically, I decided to come here--I got recruited for swimming and water polo. Unfortunately, I'm not playing water polo anymore due to injuries. But, we have a great team--they're going to nationals this year.
"For the most part, I just do sprint freestyle, which is like the 50, the 100, and every now and then, the 200. But they try to stay away from that, it's a little bit too long. We have lots and lots of practices. We do double practices during a lot of our season. We go from October to February.
"We have a great championship meet that's four days, like toward L.A., and we all get to go bond and stay in hotels. It's a really nice close group of people--like friends that you get to make--it's one very solid group.
"You spend a lot of time together, so you get to meet a lot of people and become very close with them. We all are out there working very hard everyday. It's like everyone shares in the pain, but everyone also enjoys it. We kind of keep each other excited about it and motivated to keep going and doing it, otherwise, it would just be miserable to get up at 5:30 in the morning every day!"