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Cranford High School Swimmer Ashley Cave Signs with Iona College

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CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford High School senior Ashley Cave signed her letter of intent to continue her swimming career at Iona College, Wednesday, Nov. 11. With many friends, family, coaches and staff looking on, the accomplished swimmer made her childhood dream come true.

“I’ve always wanted to swim in college from the time I was a little girl.” said Cave. Cave’s love of swimming began at the age of eight, as a member of the Cranford Gator Summer Swim “A” team. After that summer, Cave joined the Jersey Gators, where she has been swimming year-round ever since and currently serves as the team’s captain.

Cave, a four-year varsity swimmer and current captain, was a key member of the 2015 team that captured Cranford’s first-ever Section C Title. Along with her individual accomplishments, Cave was part of the record-breaking relay teams; 400 Free Relay with a time of 3:37:39 and the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:48:73. That team went on to represent Cranford in the Meet of Champions.

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Barbara Kolesa, Cranford’s varsity swim coach has known Cave since she was eight and has watched her develop as a swimmer from that time. When asked about what she means to the team, Kolesa said, “She is our number one breakstroker, and connects our relay team. It has been my pleasure to work with her and I am so happy she still enjoys swimming.” She continued, “As a coach, it means a lot when they have had so much fun on your team, they want to continue to swim.”

Looking forward, Cave commented, “I will miss my high-school team, they have been so supportive of everyone but I am looking forward to swimming at Iona. The team there was so accepting of me and it’s something I have always wanted.”

When Cave is not competing, she serves as an assistant coach for a local Special Olympics swim team and she enjoys hanging with family and friends watching movies.

Cave will swim her favorite, the Breaststroke at Iona, along with the 200 and 400 Individual Medley events and hopes to contribute to helping the team win a MAAC Championship.

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