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Athlete Spotlight: Briggs Ballard

Posted: June 12, 2012 - 6:50pm  |  Updated: June 12, 2012 - 9:04pm

SPORT: Swimming

AGE: 11

GRADE: Sixth

SCHOOL: Paul Knox Middle

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SWIMMING? A friend of mine's mom told me about it and we were already a member of the (Hammond Hill) pool. I started five years ago.

STANDOUT MOMENT: Getting the Most Dedicated award (2010) and Coaches Award (2008)

STRENGTHS: Upper body is strong so can swim fast

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: To get in the top 10 in the CSRA in the age 11/12 category

TRAINING ROUTINE: Practice five nights a week for one hour, swim every day, jump on the trampoline

OTHER SPORTS: Airsoft, longboarding, baseball, golf and basketball

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? They keep you active, and not be sitting down and unhealthy, and keep you out of trouble.

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