Sigma Featured Swimmer Of The Week
Eti Loiz is a 14- year old swimmer that swims at Sigma Swim's Fort Worth North (TCCNW) location under Coach Jill. He attends the Fort Worth Academy in Fort Worth.
Q: How did you become involved in Swimming?
A: I was searching for a new sport, and was fond of water, so I tried out swimming at Texas Wesleyan.
Q: Is swimming an important part of your life and why?
A: I say yes as it is helps me stay fit and works out everything, but is also a hobby of mine, sometimes getting sad when I don’t swim for a long time. It also motivates me in everyday life.
Q: What role does your family play in your swimming?
A: My dad is my main supporter, he goes to any extent to help me out.
Q: Do you have any favorite swimmers and why?
A: While I have met 5 Olympians and look up to Michael Phelps, I personally don’t prefer favorite swimmers, as they all inspire.
Q: What is your favorite stroke and why?
A: I like IMs since they are the most diverse, the funnest (in my opinion), and have all the strokes. But if I have to choose a stroke that’s not IM, butterfly as it requires the most skill in my opinion.
Q: What do you do when you are standing behind the start block to focus on your race?
A: I try to block out the world and visualize how I am going to swim.
Q: What do you do or say to yourself after a race that you know you could have raced better?
A: I don’t actually say much. I just ask others how I can improve and see where I messed up.
Q: What do you eat before and during a swim meet?
A: I usually eat berries and homemade jerky along with propel.
Q: Who motivates you the most to do your best?
A: I feel like something inside of me motivates me to do the best.
Q: What are your goals in the sport of swimming?
A: I want to regain my speed, make new friends, improve my techniques, have a good time, and get better overall. I want to be fit, manage time, and just have fun!