Swimming & Diving Visits Local Hospital

by Jesse Delerno
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Swimming & Diving Visits Local Hospital

BATON ROUGE — Twelve members of the LSU swimming and diving teams visited Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital on Tuesday as part of LSU’s Geaux Givers initiative to give back to the community.

The student-athletes went to several rooms, interacting with the young patients and their families. 

“It was nice meeting the kids and getting to talk to them today,” freshman diver Daniel Helm said. “We enjoyed taking pictures with them and having fun.”

“It was a great feeling making these kids’ day who didn’t have parents in their rooms with them,” freshman swimmer Jessica Kopcso added.

The LSU diving corps will return to action later this week when the program hosts the LSU Diving Invitational, Dec. 16-18. The LSU swimmers will compete again in early January with road meets at Nova Southeastern and Florida Atlantic.