Bryan High School Swim Team Pinks Out For Coach

By: John Gilbert/Nick Smeloff Email
By: John Gilbert/Nick Smeloff Email

The Bryan High School swim team was all pinked-out on Wednesday.

Their coach has inspired them to think about breast cancer awareness.

Coach Virginia Rodriguez has been the swim coach at Bryan High for 2 years and is a breast cancer survivor. 9 years ago she was diagnosed with cancer and underwent treatment, including chemotherapy.

She survived, and swim team students wore pink t-shirts in her honor.

Brittany Thurstin helped organize the pink-out. "She has such a good outlook on life and I wanted to share with people and let her know that we appreciate what she does for us, because we know its out of the goodness of her heart."

Coach Rodriguez says, "There's a lot of women that have struggled with this disease that have succumbed to it and it affects so many families and so many lives. But I have been fortunate enough to come out on the other end of it, and have another day, to have another day to hang out with my family and hang out with my swimmers."

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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