It was five years ago when Kirsten Vose decided to take up swimming. She’d always been a “water person” and quickly took to racing.
Fast forward a few years and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swim Coach Steve Bergen was hearing rumors that a “special kid” was joining the team. That unique talent was Vose, who started her freshman year with the Tologs in 2012.
“I don’t know exactly why I love [swimming] so much, but there’s just something about it,” Vose said. “I guess just the racing is fun. … You can always be better than you were before; if you put in the effort, you will get better.”
Two years later, Vose has demonstrated her natural ability by carrying Sacred Heart to consecutive outright Mission League titles and a pair of individual wins in CIF Southern Section Division I events. Previously, the Tologs hadn’t posted a CIF win since 2010 or a sole league championship in five years.