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Palo Alto's Tosky will swim for USC next fall

Original post made on Nov 2, 2011

Competing just across the street from Stanford, it seemed only natural that Palo Alto High's Jasmine Tosky eventually would make the short trip across El Camino Real and continue her swimming career with the Cardinal. Not so.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 1:36 PM

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Posted by nick
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Nov 2, 2011 at 10:51 am

why oh why did she go to USCM

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 2, 2011 at 11:18 am

Her current age group coach (Batis) is a USC Swimming alum. The USC head coach is a member of the USA National Swim Team coaching staff.

Pretty easy to see the decision tree here.

Good luck Jasmine!

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Posted by Stanford Grad
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 3, 2011 at 4:31 am

Didn't she swim at Stanford Aquatics? Didn't Stanford coach have any insight on her? Isn't Batis now working in Palo Alto? Why go all the way to USC? She could have been the next Julia Smit and the Goddess in IM at Stanford. I think Lee can coach her to be an Olympian.

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Posted by Jonathon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Dave Salo has experience with Jasmine. She went to China last summer with the USA national team and he's coached her at other meets. Maybe it was easier for her to go there to be with other Olympians. Maybe the academics at Stanford were an issue, maybe the $$ at Stanford was an issue, maybe she just wanted to get out of town like a lot of college kids... Whatever the reason, she's worked so hard from an early age and has earned everything speck of attention she's gotten culminating in the Athlete of the Year award.

She'll have her work cut out for her at Olympic Trails next summer. There are a lot of swimmers competing to be top two in all of her events. It will be interesting to see if she swims high school this year or if she focuses on trials and forgoes her Senior Spring at CCS...

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