February Athlete of the Month: Sierra Young


Geoffrey Shearer

Varsity athlete Sierra Young swims butterfly during a swim meet. She was a captain this year and will look to return as captain next season.

February’s athlete of the month is junior Sierra Young.  Young was an important piece to the girls swimming team’s success this year.  She placed fourth at Mid Penn’s for the 50-meter freestyle and had a productive season of many personal bests.  She will be competing at the PIAA District III Championships this weekend Mar 1-2.  Young hopes to continue her success into her senior season.  

Q1: How long have you been swimming?

A1: I’ve been swimming for 13 years.

Q2: What was your favorite memory of this year?

A2: The challenge week at practices during the first week of the season.

Q3: What are you looking forward to for next year?

A3: I’m looking forward to learning more and being able to swim with the eighth graders coming up.  I am also looking to drop some more time in my events.

Q4: How do you think you can improve for next year?

A4: I plan to lift and swim during the offseason.

Q5: What are some of your favorite past swimming moments?

A5: Swimming with my sisters Maddison and Shorty, bowling with the team at the beginning of every season and Christmas parties with the team.

Q6: Did you meet some of the goals you set this year?

A6: Yes, I went 55 seconds in the 100 free, and received a 4th place at Mid Penns for the 50 free.

Q7: Do you plan on swimming in college or coaching in the future?

A7: Yes, I may swim in college but I will definitely either coach or help out with swim team in the future.