Swimming & Diving Takes Part in 'Geaux Big' Event

by Brandon Berrio
Swimming & Diving Takes Part in 'Geaux Big' Event

BATON ROUGE — Thirty-two members of the LSU Swimming and Diving team participated in the second annual Geaux Big Baton Rouge Event, a community-wide day of service, to bring LSU into the community through a project that impacts families and non-profits throughout the metro area. 

There were over 1,700 student volunteers from various organizations. LSU Women’s Basketball Coach Nikki Caldwell and President Chancellor Dr. F. King Alexander addressed the crowd to start off the morning.

“We really enjoy giving back to the people of Baton Rouge,” said Colin Finnegan, a member of the 2014 SEC Service Team. “All of us are so grateful for what the community does for our team. We are thankful for everyone in the community who has a direct impact on our pool.”

The squad started off at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Baton Rouge. They were split into three groups to clean the gym, classroom and sanctuary. The church then took the team on tour of the newly remodeled sanctuary.

After finishing their duties at First Presbyterian, the team split into two groups to do landscaping work at University Terrace Elementary School and residential areas near campus.

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Allie Alter 
Alex Bettridge
Angele Cherbonnier
Devon Dabney
Jessie James 
Katie Lagarde
Hannah Martin
Colleen O’Neil
Hallie Petersohn
Jennifer Reese
Katlin Sepp
Stacey Stanfield
Leah Troskot
Sophie Weber 
Makenna Wilson
Braydon Bergeron
Ryan Cade
Silas Dejean
Elliot Dewlen
Malique Elder
Colin Finnegan
Brandon Goldman
Grant Grenfell
Garrett House
Eric Klein
Devin McCaffrey
Gabe Rooker
Zakary Rowton
Logan Rysemus
Matthew Schaefer
Daniel Swietlicki
Michael Young