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Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor
4:05 am CDT March 11, 2019

Austin Russell is a junior at Andrew who qualified for the IHSA state swim meet in the 50-yard freestyle and is also on the water polo team.

How did you get involved in swimming?

My mom [Victoria] saw Michael Phelps swim in the Olympics and she said ‘I want my son to be like Michael Phelps,’ and she signed me up for swim classes.

What is your proudest moment in sports?

Making it to state.