But in the Israeli swimming world, after the bitter news of the untimely death of swimmer Yael Naroditsky, a medalist at the Israeli championships and a member of the cadet team, who died at the age of 26.
Naroditsky grew up and swam in Maccabi Nahariya throughout her childhood, was part of Israel's cadet team and the senior team for the Komen Cup. She excelled mainly in the breaststroke, was an age champion at the Israeli championships and an age record, a medalist at the Israeli Senior Championships, an open water swimmer and a TI instructor.
The Israel Swimming Association eulogized: "The Israel Swimming Association bows its head over the untimely death of Yael Naroditsky, who passed away at the age of 26. We share in the sorrow of family, friends and swimming family - may her memory be blessed."
Maccabi Nahariya said: "Maccabi Nahariya Swimming Association mourns the untimely passing of swimmer Yael Naroditsky. Yael was a champion and age record holder in breaststroke." Yael's funeral took place today (Friday) afternoon. May her memory be blessed
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