The Other Daughter

A blog by Lara Jackson’s sister

About Carly Rose Jackson

I am a graduate student at Emerson College in Boston, majoring in Journalism.  Two years ago I had an assignment to write nine blog posts.  I decided to write about my sister, because she truly is doing something amazing with her life.  When I get the chance to explain how cool she is, I usually get good responses.  I decided the world needed to know about Lara, and about the world of swimming between Olympics.

When my dad first explained “professional swimming” I was baffled.  Who can make money off of swimmers?  I still don’t know the answer to that, but I do know that swimmers around the world regularly bust their butts, and no one seems to pay attention.  Perhaps that’s a good thing.  I wouldn’t want professional swimming to go the way of professional baseball (over-priced tickets, drugs, owners with more passion for money than for the game, etc).

I hope you enjoy reading my stories about what it’s like to be the sister of an amazing athlete.  And if you have any questions about the world of swimming, leave a comment and I will look into it with my newly acquired journalist skills.

3 Responses to “About Carly Rose Jackson”

  1. Charles P. Cavaretta said

    Enjoyed the blog. I like your style. Very readable. Good luck.

  2. Nancy Blanco said

    Carly,
    I am very proud of your writing. You are a natural! It was wonderful seeing you in College Station. Please know that you will always have a home with us!

  3. Karen Phillips said

    Carly,
    I think of Keith when I listen to Grateful Dead “Skeleton’s from the Closet”; Sugar Magnolia & Truckin.
    I enjoyed your blog. Keith would have enjoyed it also. I would like you to write something on the above mentioned songs.
    Love Aunt Karen

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