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Lia Neal, Olympic Bronze Medalist And Brooklyn Native, Welcomed Home By Mayor Bloomberg And Family

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YORKVILLE — Lia Neal began swimming when she was six years old.

At age 8, with a scholarship from Swim for the Future, the Fort Greene native joined the Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics team. And on July 28 at age 17, she joined the ranks of the world's best swimmers, winning an Olympic bronze medal as part of the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay.

She received a hero’s welcome Friday at her home pool at Asphalt Green, where hundreds of kids were taking swimming lessons as part of a youth summer camp.

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