Hillcrest Freshman Hopes to Make a Splash

In terms of size, the Hillcrest contingent at the state swimming meet might resemble the Mongolian delegation in the Winter Olympics, but Rebecca Brandt is looking to make a splash in Austin nevertheless.

The freshman will swim in two events for the Panthers today at the Class 4A meet in Austin — the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly.

However, before you assume that Brandt will be an underdog, consider that she is a highly decorated club swimmer in the Dallas area and will be seeded fifth in the IM and sixth in the butterfly, based on her regional qualifying time. Plus, her older sister, Claire, is a former Greenhill standout who swims at Texas A&M.

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