I began my swim career at age 6 because I loved the water. Some of my best and earliest memories were swimming in Lake Michigan in the summers, The Gulf of Mexico every Spring break, and all the pools I could find in between. But, from the very beginning, I think I was a little different. At a very young age, I was blessed to learn about the value of work ethic. I dedicated myself to this sport, put my head down, and went to work. Most importantly I got passionate about the process of being a great swimmer. It's rewarding as I begin to experience some of the fruits of my hard work, which only motivates me to work harder.
This past school season - as a junior - I won the state championship in the 500 Freestyle and secured a 2nd place finish in the individual 200 Freestyle. Even more important than that, I helped win a state championship in the 400 Free Relay and helped our team to a 2nd place finish, as the number one points leader.
I continue to work toward my goal to swim at a Division 1 college program. I am continuing my upward trajectory, and continue to up my game in both nutrition and weight training. In addition, I realize the last important piece to reaching this goal is mental, the preparation belief and self - talk.
I love the process of getting better, I am very coachable, and I am extremely loyal. These 3 attributes are why I am confident I can make an impact as a Division 1 swimmer both individually and as part of a team.
Carter Kegle (Class of 2024)