Beacon Athlete of the Week – Lydia Els

| January 2, 2013

ElsName: Lydia Els

Year in School: Sophomore

Sport and Position: Swimming

Why named athlete of the week: Top female swimmer at River View, 2011-2012 District Qualifier

What is your favorite memory from playing sports? My favorite memories are from the moments that I realize I broke a record, or achieved a personal goal of mine.

Do you have any pregame rituals or ways to get yourself pumped for a game? I usually listen to music to get me pumped and ready to go, preferably dub step music. Then I start stretching.

Who is your favorite athlete and why? My favorite athlete is Missy Franklin, because it’s really encouraging to see a girl around my age compete and win gold medals at the Olympics. It inspires me to keep working hard so that I can find my true potential.

If a song could be played when you entered a game, what would you like it to be? I would choose the song “My Time” by Manio, because I feel like it explains how I feel so well, just by looking at the title.

What pregame meal do you hope is on the dinner table? Honestly, it doesn’t matter to me. I will eat anything during swim season!

What do you like to do when you aren’t playing sports? I like to catch up on sleep, eat, and spend time with my family and friends. It’s always nice to have free time of some kind. It’s a great mental break being with friends.

What do you plan to do after high school graduation? I’m not too sure what exactly I would like to do. I for sure want to go to college though! I would love to maybe swim or play volleyball on a college team also.

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