Sigma Featured Swimmer Of The Week
Anthony swims at our Fort Worth East (Texas Wesleyan) location under Coach Joshua. He attends Arlington Heights High School.
Q: How and when did you decide to become a swimmer?
A: When I was 8 or 9, I saw Michel Phelps swim in the Olympics.
Q: What does the sport of swimming mean to you and what would you say if you were told that you can’t swim anymore?
A: Swimming is something I can do that comes naturally, I feel relaxed when I’m swimming. I would be very disappointed if I could not swim.
Q: Who is your biggest supporter?
A: My parents and my brother.
Q: Are there any athletes that inspire you the most and why?
A: Michael Phelps because he inspired me to be a swimmer since he had some of the same struggles as I did.
Q: Did you ever swim an event at meet that you did not like and how did you handle it?
A: More than once. I swam through it and talked to my coach about it.
Q: How has swimming impacted your social life and how do you deal with it?
A: Swimming has helped my social life by making new friends and prepared me to be able to swim in high school.
Q: What is your favorite and least event at a swim meet?
A: My favorite event is the 50 free style and my least favorite is the 200 fly.
Q: Are there any lessons you have learned, other than swimming, since you became a swimmer?
A: Swimming taught me to be more competitive and taught team work. Swimmer allowed me to show everyone who I am as an athlete.
Q: What do you like to do outside of swimming?
A: I like to read and learn about World War II.
Q: What are you dreams or goals for the future in swimming?
A: My hope is to make state for swimming and win gold medals.