There's a rhythm to the every stroke in swimming. Three-time All-American Zoe Avestruz understands those rhythms, particularly in freestyle and the backstroke, the strokes she has swam for the Gophers the past two years. She knows those rhythms and keeps those rhythms in the pool. Outside the water, she’s mastered the rhythms and techniques of several instruments. Whether she is picking out notes on guitar strings, pounding out chords on the piano, or logging endless lapse to shave another split-second off her splits, Avestruz has always had the right rhythm.
Photos by Eric Miller • location: Van Cleve Park