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JIM BARBIERE - LAROSA'S MVP OF THE WEEK WINNER
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NAME: Jim Barbiere
SCHOOL: St. Xavier High School
SPORT(S): Swimming
GRADUATING YR.: 2008
BIRTHDATE: 9-7-89
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'5" – 170 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Deerfield Township
PARENTS: Larry & Janie
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My dad."
FUTURE GOAL: "Score in NCAAs for Div. I school."
MVP ACCOMPLISHMENTS: This senior is a 10-time swimming All-American who has been an integral part of the Aqua Bombers' last 3 straight Ohio state championships. Jim already has earned 6 Ohio state gold medals 2 individually and four as a member of state-winning relay teams. As both a sophomore and junior, he won the individual state title in the 100 backstroke. He was also on the state-winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams both years. Twice he has been named 1st team all-city. He helped last year's St. Xavier team to a #1 ranking in the USA by the national swimming coaches association. A St. Xavier team captain this season, Jim also swims for the Countryside YMCA, and is a 5-time national YMCA champion. Jim will swim next season at Indiana University. His favorite athlete is Carson Palmer, favorite entertainer is Vince Vaughn and most-like-to-meet is Eva Longoria.

COACH'S QUOTE -- "Jimmy is a clutch performer who is at his best when the team needs him most. He is as respected and likeable as anyone I have ever worked with." -- Jim Brower, Swimming Coach