Sandy Swims Toward Freestyle World Record
October 21, 2016
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The 100 meter freestyle can be a difficult event for swimmers, but not for our very own Coleman Sandy.
Coleman Sandy, a freshman on the swim team made a new personal record on Saturday September 17. Sandy was swimming the 100 meter freestyle when he achieved a new personal record of 52.4 seconds.
“I was really shocked when I dropped 2 seconds,” said Sandy.
He had a time of 53.3 seconds the week before his record.
Stephanie Shelley, senior, is the swim captain and was proud of Sandy and his accomplishment.
“I’m really happy for him because he works really hard and he deserves it,” said Shelley.
Shelley believes that he can achieve a higher goal depending on his persistence to get better.
“It is all up to him on how hard he wants to work and push himself during practice,” said Shelley.
“I know what I have to change in order to drop more of that time,” said Sandy.
Sandy is the tenth fastest swimmer in the state of Idaho of all ages, as well as the fastest swimmer on the Century swim team,and the fastest swimmer of the local high school swim teams. Sandy pushed himself more than he has before during the meet.
“It hurt…a lot,” said Sandy.
Sandy was only 5.49 seconds away from a world record swim. He will be attending state later this year and is hoping to achieve his new personal goals.