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Female Athlete of the Week: Danielle Bordes
by Chase Wallace
cwallace@neighbornewspapers.com
January 16, 2013 12:05 AM | 1590 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It did not take long for Danielle Bordes to make an impact in the pool as a high school swimmer.

As a freshman last season she advanced to the state finals in a pair of individual events, a pair of relays, and was a star on an always stout Alpharetta swim team.

Having already qualified for this year’s state meet in her four individual events — 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, and 50 freestyle — Bordes’ sophomore season is shaping up to be even better.

“She has been a great leader for us this year and has legitimately stepped up for us every time she has gotten on the block to race,” said Alpharetta swim coach Emily Santowski, who has known Bordes since she coached the speedy sophomore as an 8-year old.

“She’s just a racer, you give her a challenge and she is going to step up and knock it out. I feel comfortable putting her in the pool in any race, any relay or any stroke.”

Bordes will return to the state championship pool at Georgia Tech in early February looking to build on her impressive list of accomplishments.

“The goals for her are top 8 in those events and we’re looking forward to seeing what she can do. She’s only a sophomore and her future in this sport is very bright.”
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