Record-setting Bowen follows older sister's lead

Updated: October 7, 2009, 10:20 AM ET
By Christopher Parish | ESPN RISE Magazine

When Hannah Bowen was in elementary school, she loved watching her older sister, Jordan, swim. Jordan would crouch very still on the starting block, then explode into the water and begin churning out laps.

Hannah wanted to swim just like her sister. So when Jordan made the Stillwater (Minn.) varsity team as a freshman, Hannah signed up to compete at the high school level as a seventh-grader. Her brother was one of Stillwater's top boys' swimmers at the time. Her mom had been a lifeguard ...

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