What It Takes to be a Student-Athlete

By Marilyn Navarro, senior


As a high school senior, it’s an incredible accomplishment to complete 4 long years in an athletic sport. That labels out the dedication a person has plus the responsibility that it comes with. What many people don’t know is how much students have to juggle to make this possible.

The years all break down to this:
Freshman year comes with managing full school schedules, adapting to the “new social thing”, and completing homework on time (or at least try to) . Sophomore year is similar to freshman year, but you start to balance more social activities. Junior year includes AP classes, testing, stress, work and everything mentioned above. Senior year is everything mentioned before plus adding the pressure of picking the right college and applying for scholarships.
Last Friday, February 12, 2016, to be exact, I as well as a couple of other seniors, completed their high school swim team participation experience.
Swim Center
On this evening, every team member from the swim team swam their hearts out at the Metro League district meet. New personal records were achieved, and the emotions developed as the competition reached its end. I, personally wanted to capture every moment of this event because I knew that it was going to be the last one I would attend.

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