Updated: May 19
Major Smith is a 15- year old swimmer that swims at Sigma Swim's Fort Worth North (TCCNW) location under Head Coach Andrew. Major is a sophomore at Decatur High and swims for his high school team.
Q: How and when did you decide that you wanted to be a swimmer?
A: I was racing my brother in a lake in Pennsylvania. He got a head start but I ran him down pretty quick and that is when I told my Dad that I wanted to be on a swim team. I started to swim about a year ago.
Q: Are there any athletes that inspire you the most and why?
A: Cody Miller, he is always happy, and he is an awesome breaststroker.
Q: How has swimming impacted your social life and how do you deal with it?
A: I don’t have as much free time as I used to, but I love swimming and have a lot of friends that swim.
Q: What is your favorite and least event at a swim meet?
A: My favorite event is the 100 breaststroke and my least favorite is the 500 free.
Q: We all have days when we are tired and just want to stay home. What do you tell yourself to go to practice and give your best?
A: There is only one way to get to the Olympics.
Q: Who pushes you the hardest to perform your best?
A: Coach Andrew pushes me the hardest, in a good way.
Q: Has anyone ever told you that swimming is not a real sport and if so what did you tell them?
A: Nobody has said that. If anyone would say that than I would say “Why is swimming in the Olympics?”
Q: What would you say is your favorite food before a meet?
Q: How do your deal with a bad race at a swim meet?
A: Learn from any mistakes and go on to the next race. I can’t dwell on the negative.
Q: Do you have any goals for the future in swimming?
A: The Olympics and Nationals. I also want to swim for Indiana, the Hoosiers.