Liam has a goal of 200 laps to help raise money for the MDI YMCA Sharks. This team is incredibly important to him. Check out the following interview I did with him on swimming and this fundraiser.
M: How long have you been swimming?
L: Since I was five or six.
M: What’s your favorite stroke?
L: Backstroke and Freestyle
M: What’s your favorite event/s?
L: 50, 100 Free or 50, 100, 200 back
M: What’s the best part of swimming for you?
L: Being able to swim with the team and it means a lot to me because it is one of my happy places.
M: What the hardest thing about swimming?
L: When you are in a long event and you are struggling to keep going fast.
M: How do you make yourself keep going?
L: By saying to myself, “Just another 100 or just another 50.” And, “you gotta catch that guy in front of you.”
M: What’s the most important thing you have learned as a swimmer?
L: That when you are really determined to win you can do it.
M: How do lessons you’ve learned swimming carry over to other parts of your life?
L: Whenever I have something on my mind that is bugging me, I always know I can swim it off in the pool. And, as my coach from swimming camp says, “don’t freak out there’s always a solution.”
M: You are asking for pledges for your Aquathon, why should people support you and your team?
L: So our team can continue and thrive. Also, swim is so important to me because I really can get all of my energy out, which helps me be a better student and person.
M: Anything else?
L: No, just thanks for considering!