Missouri student athlete, 17, dies after racing friends in swimming pool


A 17-year-old Missouri star athlete died of an apparent heart attack while racing her friends in a swimming pool, her devastated mother said.

Emma Aronson, an incoming senior at Lee’s Summit High School, passed away last Friday when her heart stopped during a playful swimming competition with pals at the neighborhood pool.

“She was racing in the pool against the boys and of course, she wanted to beat them. And most of the time she did,” mom Laura Aronson told reporters.

“She got to the edge and said, in a very small voice, ‘I’m so tired,’ and then that was it.”

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