Swimmer delays brain surgery to help team


Ouch, Brea Olinda’s Alec Boliver has delayed his brain surgery until Friday, so he could swim in Wednesday’s meet against Villa Park. Read ocvarsity.com.

Even the most in-shape swimmers feel pain during races, but Boliver encounters more than sore muscles.

He has cysts in the central part of his brain.

The cysts, and the pressure they create, have caused Boliver severe headaches for about three years.

The pounding increases when Boliver holds his breath under water, something he does regularly and strategically as a swimmer.

But Boliver hasn’t let the pain stop him from racing.

Read more here on ocvarsity.com.


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