Ryan Alea Young

Pier-2-Pier Race is dedicated to memory of Ryan Alea Young

Ryan Alea Young passed away in February 2009 in a tragic morning car accident.  She was a UNCW swimmer who was due to graduate in a few weeks majoring in communications and creative writing.  She coached for a Wilmington Swim League team and worked part time at Starbucks.  She loved her school, her job, swimming, and her family.  Her too early departure left a hole in Wilmington swimming community.

"Life is Like a Wave, You cannot Change How it Breaks, Only How You Ride it!"  (Ryan Alea Young - 7/6/87 to 2/28/09)