April 18, 2011
Aaron Waters was recognized by the California Community College Athletic Association with their highest award of achievement for 2011. The selection committee recognized Aaron's strength of character in overcoming addiction to revive a successful swimming career that included All-American Community College recognition in the 100 Back for 2010.
"His true strength and competitive spirit lays not so much in an Olympic size pool competing in sprints or relays, but more importantly competing to gain control over his life from his competitor called addiction. The one place addiction could not beat Aaron, was the strength of his competitive nature to survive and (with support from others) a belief within himself."
Aaron is currently attending Cal Lutheran and is experiencing the positive aspects of being at a four year college. Congratulations Aaron!