December 20, 2013
Swimmer Martha Ruether Scores Big at Para-Swimming ChampionshipsLake Erie College sophomore swimmer Martha Ruether competed at the 2013 Speedo CAN-AM Para-Swimming Championships Dec. 13-15 in Edmonton, Canada, representing U.S.A.
Ruether placed first in the 50 Free, first in the 100 Free, third in the 100 Breaststroke, third in the 200 Breaststroke and fourth in the 200 IM.
"This past weekend was a real learning experience for me. It was the first time I'd won my two main events, the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. This is another step towards my goal; Rio 2016. Not only that, it boosted my confidence that in future and more prominent international meets I have the ability to win," said Ruether.
Ruether's next big upcoming meet is in Miami in March 2014, which are trials for Pan-Packs. She then has the opportunity to make the National A-Team and represent U.S.A. once again.
Ruether's major is psychology and she is a member of the Psychology Club. She was encouraged to attend LEC because of swimming and her grandmother Margaret also attended LEC back in 1946.
"I am proud and excited that I can not only represent U.S.A. but LEC as well. It has been an amazing ride so far and I am truly blessed to be a part of both teams," said Ruether.