Engineering a comeback: UBC’s Brown keeps head above water in tough times (U SPORTS)

“I didn’t really understand at that age that’s what my dad was doing,” recalls Brown, who lost his father last summer. “As I grew older, I never really changed up what I wanted to do, I always had this idea in my head that I would be an engineer.”

Brown adds in the time of instability since his father’s passing, the sport offered a sense of regularity and routine, helping keep him grounded.

“When my father passed away, I never thought about quitting. I took some time off to be with my family, but leaving the sport never crossed my mind. It provided me with a good outlet for my emotions, and brought balance to my life,” says Brown.

I stuck with the sport because I love it. My father was heavily involved with the swimming community as a referee, so I know that finishing my full eligibility would make him proud.jb2


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