I am a class of 2020 graduate, looking to swim in college. I am a multi sport athlete and have been unable to practice either sport year round. I am a 2020 First Team All State breaststroker.
I know playing two sports in high school has not been ideal to produce the fastest times in either sport, and unfortunately most college coaches may see this as a negative, as far as best times are concerned. I knew this was a sacrifice I was willing to make because I loved both swimming and track. I know my best times in both sports has not been reached. Obviously, my focus on two sports has not provided me the chance to reach the times of the one sport athlete. I hope most coaches think outside the box, and are able to notice my potential to get even faster.
In my senior swim year, I was able to best my time every meet that I was tapered. I was able to best both my 100 yd and 50yd (relay) time in the breaststroke.
Once the swim season was over, I immediately began my track season. 5 days after the A finals in breaststroke, at state, I ran 2 events in track.
I feel I have a lot to offer any college willing to give me an opportunity. I have read multiple articles of college coaches stating they love multi sport athletes. In reality, I have not experienced these coaches beliefs and feel it has not helped my recruiting. I felt confident my focus on two sports would be a benefit when it was time to get recruited by all coaches. I really am hopeful that there are some coaches willing to give a committed and successful multi sport athlete a chance to continue at the higher level.