Several people interviewed by police described Alioto as a competent swimmer, if not a strong one. It's unclear why no one noticed she went missing during practice or was in trouble.
Several teammates told police that Alioto had epilepsy, and some of them — including Granstrand — said they were unaware of her medical condition. Christine Greer, the school's dean of students, told police that Alioto's mother had told her that her daughter could only go a day-and-a-half without taking her medication before becoming susceptible to a potential seizure. Roommate Lola Weiss told police that Alioto took epilepsy medication and had seen her friend have a seizure last summer.
Nearly two months later, Northern Michigan continues "to deal with the shock of her death," school president and 1972 NMU grad David Haynes said last week in a statement.
"While the investigation is completed as far as the police report goes, I don't know yet what kind of changes might come out of our ongoing discussions about the drowning. What I do know ... is that Arianna Alioto was a wonderful young lady, and her loss is felt deeply."
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