Champion: Sink or Swim


Cincinnati senior Enna Selmanovic, an accomplished swimmer, injured her back during a workout in 2016 and was medically disqualified several months later. The emotional toll of losing her sport and her identity eclipsed even the severe physical pain of a spine injury. In the ensuing years, Selmanovic has devoted herself to helping other student-athletes address mental health issues and plans to build a career around that endeavor.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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