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Hall Senior Signs National Letter of Intent to Swim in College

Carson Raisner signed his national letter of intent to swim at the University of Delaware. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Carson Raisner, a senior at West Hartford’s Hall High School, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to swim at the University of Delaware.

Carson Raisner (center) with his swim coaches Mario Sobrinho (left) from the Farmington Valley YMCA and John McClure from Hall High School. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

By Ronni Newton

Carson Raisner’s name is all over the Hall High School record board at Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford, and on Wednesday he signed a national letter of intent, committing to further his swimming career at Division I University of Delaware.

“Anyone who knows Carson knows he works hard at it, in and out of the water,” Hall coach John McClure said at the signing, which was attended by family, friends, and teammates. “The record board at the pool says Carson is pretty much the best swimmer that ever came through Hall High School,” he said, with four individual and two relay records.

“I’m looking forward to seeing if he puts his name on the board at Delaware. … And we still have one more championship this year,” McClure added.

Mario Sobrinho, Raisner’s coach with his club team, the Farmington Valley YMCA Tsunamis, said it’s been a pleasure to coach him over the past two years, and to introduce him to the Delaware coach. “I’m sure you’re going to do great stuff there,” he said. “Your hard work shows … and it has helped our team culture.”

“It’s a big day for you,” Jason Siegal, West Hartford’s athletic director, said as he congratulated Raisner. “Sounds like it was a great visit, great fit for you.”

Carson Raisner signed his national letter of intent to swim at the University of Delaware. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Carson Raisner with his parents, Amy and David Raisner. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

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