An American student inspired to take up swimming after hearing about relatives who drowned in her native Haiti is making a big splash in the Olympic community. Naomy Grand’Pierre, 19, who just completed her freshman year at the University of Chicago, is the first female swimmer to compete for Haiti in the Olympics. But the road to the games has been anything but easy for Naomy. In fact, she did not even begin swimming until she was 10 years old, after a number of her mother’s cousins drowned back in Haiti.
It’s good to see Haiti Represented in America. Congratulations!