Sometimes Jason Louser feels as if he’s living the lives of two separate people at the same time — one as a high school student and the other as a standout swimmer. “I go to school and I’m a high school student and I go to swimming and it’s almost a different world,” he said. READ
For a school that doesn’t actually feature a swim team, Shoreham-Wading River is home to one of the top swimmers for his age in the nation. READ
Few swimmers can qualify for the New York State Championships and then win a state title in their own home pool, but that’s just what Jason Louser did Saturday.
The Shoreham Wading River High School junior took the 200-yard individual medley at the Nassau Aquatic Center in East Meadow, clinching victory with a time of 1 minute, 48.20 seconds. The time he notched designates him as an All-American. READ
If Jason Louser has a home away from home, it might be the Nassau County Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The 15-year-old Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore trains there regularly as a member of the Long Island Aquatic Club, sharing the one-hour drive to and from with his parents, Karen and Kevin.
Jason Louser is a humble sort, but the Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore was something else at the conclusion of the 500-yard freestyle race in the Section XI Championships at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Saturday. He was tired. Make that more than tired.
“He was exhausted, but he was relieved,” his coach, Joyce Brown, said. “That’s what I saw on his face, ‘Holy smoke, I’m glad it’s over.’ ” READ
Jason Louser said he knew he had a chance of winning the 100-yard breaststroke title at the Section XI Championships, but he also knew it would be close. And it was — really close.