I like to fancy myself a fine swimmer. By “fine swimmer” I mean I can float on my face without sucking in a gallon of water, and I can doggy paddle like nobody’s business. However, I never passed level six of swimming lessons, mainly because I sucked at the Butterfly, so anything more advanced is beyond me.
That’s why I talked to sophomore Jaelin Crook. I needed to get into the mind of a true swimmer and see what makes them kick. Pun intended.
What age did you stop using floaties?
“I don’t recall using them.”
What age did you decide you wanted to join a team that allowed you to competitively swim very fast?
“I joined a competitive team at age 6.”
If you had to listen to a Christmas song before every meet, which would it be?
“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”
If you could swim in a pool filled with something other than water what would it be?
“Jello, watermelon flavored.”
Would you rather set a new school record, or win the Showcase Showdown on Price is Right?
What is your favorite Mean Girls quote?
“Boo, you whore!”
Approximately how many times have you peed in a pool?
“At least once every time I practice.”
True or false: Anne Hathaway is married…
“Yes, how do I know? I looked it up online.”
What fruit do you think bullies other fruit?
Would you rather mess up the words to the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl, or wear your underwear on the outside for a year?
“Wear my underwear on the outside for a year.”
If you could travel back in time and punch one historical figure, who would it be?
Crook: Amy Boritzke
Me: Koala bear
Me: Shark Week
Crook: Where’s my car?