Sigma Featured Swimmer Of The Week
Lily is a 13-year-old swimmer that swims at our Fort Worth North (TCCNW) location under Coach Jill. She attends Creekview Middle School in Fort Worth.
Q: How and why did you decide to become a swimmer?
A: I started swimming at Sigma when I was 7 because I loved to swim in the summertime and wanted to continue during the colder months and learn more.
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 allows me to destress and after I am done with it I feel refreshed. If I couldn’t swim anymore, I would be devastated and it’s not a thing that you can just take away.
Q: Are there any athletes that inspire you the most and why?
A: Simone Manuel. I have a poster of her on my wall. She inspires me to become better and try my best even when I don’t want to because she overcame so many obstacles to win Olympic medals.
Q: Who is your biggest supporter?
A: My mom (she takes me to practice & meets)
Q: How has swimming impacted your social life and how do you deal with it?
A: Sometimes I have to give up after school activities, but it is worth it. It has impacted me in a positive way too because I meet lots of new people through my class.
Q: Are there any life lessons you have learned, other than swimming, since you became a swimmer?
A: I have learned to persevere and not give up even when I may be struggling.
Q: What is your favorite and least event at a swim meet?
A: My favorite is the 100 backstroke and my least favorite is the 200 free.
Q: What do you think is your biggest accomplishment since you started swimming?
A: Reaching my BB times and almost reaching my B time in the 100 Backstroke.
Q: What do you like to do outside of swimming?
A: I’m involved in theater, choir, volleyball, basketball and track at my school.
Q: What are your goals for the future in swimming?
A: I want to get better and swim in high school and college.