Dartmouth College Swimmer, 21, Dies in YMCA Pool After Trying to Complete Four Laps Underwater


Dartmouth college swimmer Tate Ramsden died on Monday while swimming laps in a YMCA pool in Florida, according to reports.

The 21-year-old Nashville, Tennessee native was trying to finish four underwater laps without coming up for air, sending his body into distress, the Associated Press reports.

“Tate had been swimming laps in the pool for some time and I was told he had swam approximately 4,000 yards before practicing his underwater swimming techniques,” Officer Douglas Stidham wrote in a report obtained by the AP. “It is believed he was likely attempting to complete a ‘100’ which is four laps across the pool without surfacing for air.”

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