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.