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Grade:10 | Sport: Swimming

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Featured Athlete: Mallory Showalter

Breaking the 50 yard freestyle record, sophomore Mallory Showalter has participated in swimming since age eight.

Breaking the 50 yard freestyle record, sophomore Mallory Showalter has participated in swimming since age eight.

Juleanna Culilap

Breaking the 50 yard freestyle record, sophomore Mallory Showalter has participated in swimming since age eight.

Juleanna Culilap

Juleanna Culilap

Breaking the 50 yard freestyle record, sophomore Mallory Showalter has participated in swimming since age eight.

Wingspan: How long have you been swimming and what got you started?

Showalter: “I have been swimming since I was eight years old. A couple of my friends swam in a different town and they really enjoyed it so I wanted to try it out.”

Wingspan: What fuels your passion to swim?

Showalter: “I think a lot of the people really do because of the encouragement and everything it’s just really fun to be around them and the exercise is really good as well.”

Wingspan: What records have you broken for the school?

Showalter: “I broke the 50 yard freestyle record.”

Wingspan: What do you think is the most challenging part about your sport?

Showalter: “I think the time it takes because it does take up a lot of your time especially in the mornings because you have to go to swim practice every morning so I think definitely managing the time is kind of hard.”

Wingspan: How do you get in the right mindset before a race?

Showalter: “I usually just get in my zone I listen to music and focus and see what my race would be like, just preparing ahead of time.”

Wingspan: Is there anything that you are looking to improve on?

Showalter: I just want to do my best every race.”

Wingspan: What is your favorite part about your sport?

Showalter: My favorite part about swimming is definitely the people because they’re so fun to be around.”

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