Sigma Featured Swimmer Of The Week
Anna is a 14-year old swimmer that swims at our Sigma Fort Worth East (TWU) under Coach Andrew. She attends Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth.
Q: How and why did you decide to become a swimmer?
A: I have always been drawn to the water. I love the water and learned to swim early. After competing with a summer swim team when I was five, I started swimming year-round.
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 means everything to me. It has been part of my life and routine for such a long time. I would feel lost if I couldn’t swim anymore.
Q: Are there any athletes that inspire you the most and why?
A: Katie Ledecky. She has worked hard, persevered and is the fastest long-distance freestyle swimmer. I also have been inspired by meeting Dana Vollmer two times and by Julia Anderson, who swam for Stanford.
Q: Who is your biggest supporter?
A: My sister Mary.
Q: How has swimming impacted your social life and how do you deal with it?
A: I have made many friends swimming. I still have time to hang out with friends outside of swimming.
Q: Are there any life lessons you have learned, other than swimming, since you became a swimmer?
A: To always persevere and how you practice is how you’ll perform.
Q: What is your favorite and least event at a swim meet?
A: Favorite events: 100 back, 200 back. Least favorite event: 200 breast.
Q: What do you think is your biggest accomplishment since you started swimming?
A: I received the high points award last year for my school’s swim team.
Q: What do you like to do outside of swimming?
A: Golf, field hockey, softball, tennis, biking and spending time with my sister and friends. I also play saxophone and piano. I have a sweet Labrador retriever that I adore.
Q: What are your goals for the future in swimming?
A: To make it to the State High School Championship.