Wildcat of Week 3
Boys Swimming and Diving
Our third Wildcat of the Week is Senior, Ethan Byrnes. Ethan is a four year varsity swimmer. Ethan is this week’s Wildcat due to his speedy times during his swim meets, and his leadership ability to influence those around him. Ethan was also the captain of the record-breaking Plymouth Cross Country team, and will be attending Wayne State University to run cross country. Let’s get to know Ethan..
Team Stats: 22.6 – 23.6 50 Freestyle and 50.9 – 51.6 100 Freestyle
Team Role: As the captain of two varsity sports, and being a three-sport athlete, Ethan’s responsibility is to be there for his team and lead them in a respectable manner.
Most Important Part of the Wildcat Code: Responsibility because it allows you to show leadership and to set an example for future generations of athletes. Responsibility breeds respect.
Pregame Rituals: Give a motivational speech to his swim teammates.
Future Predictions: Ethan believes that his swim team will continue to be one of the top ranking teams in their next season.
Favorite Motto: “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” -Steve Prefontaine
What made you become interested in sports: His Dad was a running back in college, so after he quit football, Ethan decided to join the swim and cross country teams in middle school.
Most Influential Person: Michael Phelps. He has qualities that all athletes should possess.
If you could do it all over again what would you change: Ethan would change his freshman year work ethic. He believes that if he worked harder, he would be an even better athlete than he is now.
Advice to younger players: Don’t give up. If you work hard, it will pay off. Almost 9 times out of 10, hard work will beat talent.