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AOTW: Della Torre begins writing her own story at OCHS

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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:43 am

Class 4A beware there’s another Della Torre winning races in the swimming pool while wearing Oconee County High School blue and white.

Freshman Olivia Della Torre, the younger sister of seven-time state championship Danielle Della Torre is already enjoying success in her first varsity swim season. Over the last two weekends Della Torre has won five races.

This past weekend Della Torre took home a win in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes 11.35 seconds, as well as the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.05). Della Torre took part in the Lady Warriors’ winning 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:55.22). She was also a member of the Lady Warriors’ 200-yard freestyle relay team that came in second-place (1:45.57) on Saturday.

Her performance on Saturday has made Della Torre this week’s Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week.

Even with her success over the past few weeks, the younger Della Torre isn’t afraid to want more than a regular season win and to follow in the steps of her sister, she’s done it since she was 5-years-old. To many chasing Danielle Della Torre’s record the task looms large and daunting. To chase Danielle Della Torre, a school record seven-time state champion, is to chase one of the best swimmers in the school’s history.

“Watching her makes me want to be just as successful,” Della Torre said. “She swims at Georgia now. I want to be that. It can be hard but knowing that I’m going in her footsteps.”

For Della Torre, chasing her sister isn’t anything new and she doesn’t fear the comparisons, in fact if she breaks her sister’s records she feels she will begin to build her own legacy.

“I want to win as many state championships as her,” Della Torre said. “She won seven. That’s the most state championships in school history. If her little sister did it too, that would be really good. I’d be happy with seven or eight [state championships].”

Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week is chosen by the sports staff of The Oconee Enterprise. You are welcome to email nominations to sportseditor@oconeeenter-prise.com by Monday at 10 a.m. Rehabilitation & Performance Center can be reached at www.rehabandperformance.com

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