Alex Nominated to USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team

Alex Nominated to USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team

I was nominated to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team for the 2014-2015 season. To be named to the team, athletes have to be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5, and achieve a qualifying time in at least one event. Last year I maintained a 4.0 GPA and achieved a qualifying time of 2:10.36 in the 200 Butterfly LCM. I swim for Metroplex Aquatics a USA Swimming club in Allen, Texas.

What organization recognized the achievement?

USA Swimming sets the standards for being named to the team and certifies applicants to the team each August.

How did homeschooling help you achieve your goal?

Homeschooling allows me the opportunity to manage my time to enable me to succeed in the pool and at my schoolwork.

What are your interests?

Aside from swimming, I also enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction, keeping up on current events and business news, and playing video games with friends.

What are you inspired to do with your life?

I plan to study engineering in college.

What are your favorite subjects and why?

Math and science are my favorite subjects. I also enjoy history and economics.