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Brooke Youngquist always could jump out of the gym.

But it’s the sand that is taking Brooke Sweat, as the former Canterbury and FGCU volleyball star is now known, around the world as one of beach volleyball’s continually improving best.

Shanghai, Moscow, Berlin and Norway this year have been her stops on the world beach volleyball tour, following Thailand, Switzerland, Netherlands, Argentina, Dominican Republic and more in 2013.

And Brazil. Of course, Brazil.

“Right now my big picture, and our big picture, Lauren and I, is 2016,” the Fort Myers native said of the next Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, for her and new partner Lauren Fendrick.

“I think it’s going to be a battle getting there. But it’s doable. I’m excited about the journey.”

 

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