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Junior Sandburg boys water polo goalie Ayoub Yassin makes a leaping save against Homewood-Flossmoor in a recent match. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter
4:18 am CDT May 2, 2019

Ayoub Yassin is no longer treading water. 

A couple of years ago, the Sandburg junior did not even know how to swim. Now, he is not only swimming, he is one of the top water polo goalkeepers in the area, thanks to losing 35 pounds, growing 10 inches and learning to swim.

That is the odyssey of Yassin, who has prospered in his role as the Eagles’ keeper.