Breaking through

Painton's perseverance pays off with win at Zone Championships

Colorado Swimming’s Abby Kochevar takes a breath Saturday during the girls 13-14 100-meter freestyle at the Western Zone Age Group Championships at El Pomar Natatorium. Kochevar’s nearly one-and-a-half-second win was one of the more dominating swims of the meet.



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Colorado Swimming’s Abby Kochevar takes a breath Saturday during the girls 13-14 100-meter freestyle at the Western Zone Age Group Championships at El Pomar Natatorium. Kochevar’s nearly one-and-a-half-second win was one of the more dominating swims of the meet.

Lindsay Painton cried often in car rides from swimming practice back to her Aurora home. That was December of 2010. She almost quit. Her failure to lower her swimming times became a two-year…




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