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Featured Athlete: Hannah Nguyen

The bond she shares with her teammates has been important to junior Hannah Nguyen in her three years on the team. Nguyen balances practice and classwork as she heads to state as part of girls 200 meter freestyle relay team.

The bond she shares with her teammates has been important to junior Hannah Nguyen in her three years on the team. Nguyen balances practice and classwork as she heads to state as part of girls 200 meter freestyle relay team.

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The bond she shares with her teammates has been important to junior Hannah Nguyen in her three years on the team. Nguyen balances practice and classwork as she heads to state as part of girls 200 meter freestyle relay team.

Sarah Boutouis

Sarah Boutouis

The bond she shares with her teammates has been important to junior Hannah Nguyen in her three years on the team. Nguyen balances practice and classwork as she heads to state as part of girls 200 meter freestyle relay team.

Grade: 11 | Sport: Swimming

Wingspan: What inspired you to start swimming?

Nguyen: “I started swimming because I was out in lessons with my friends, so it was enjoyable and I happened to not be as bad in it as I was in other sports.”

Wingspan: What keeps you motivated to stay in the sport?

Nguyen: “I keep swimming because I like the people on the team and it’s a good way for me to stay active.”

Wingspan: What is the most difficult thing about swimming?

Nguyen: “It’s hard to balance school with practices because practices are tiring and time consuming.”

Wingspan: What is the biggest benefit of being in the sport?

Nguyen: “A big benefit is not being outside and exercising the whole time because it’s indoors and it being a low impact sport.”

Wingspan: What’s it’s like being on the swim team?

Nguyen: “Being on the team is a blast because there’s always something happening- you become really close to your teammates.”

Wingspan: What pumps you up/motivates you before a meet?

Nguyen: “I like to listen to a playlist I have on my phone.”

Wingspan: What is your pre-game ritual?

Nguyen: “I drink two sips of Gatorade and jump around right before going up to the blocks.”