April 1, 2016 By:Hunter Watson
Sophomore swimmer, Marissa Kuch, has been quite successful over the course of her swimming career. Swimming competitively for 10 years now, Kuch continues to stride further in order to accomplish her goals.
“Looking at everything I have accomplished so far in my swimming career I would say I have been pretty successful. I’ve been invited to multiple camps to go travel and train with other kids from all over and have qualified for meets I never thought when I was younger I would go to. I constantly am surprising myself with what I have accomplished and am excited to see what my future holds with swimming,” Kuch said. Her plans after high school are to hopefully get a D1 scholarship for swimming and then to study sports medicine.
“The biggest competition I face is getting to the next level. You can always be better and stronger and that is what I constantly strive to be,” Kuch said. However, with the unconditional amount of support from family and friends it makes it easier to accomplish this.
“My parents have never missed a meet in my career so far in swimming and they are always supportive no matter what I do,” Kuch said.
“Swimming has taught me multiple things. The main thing is self discipline. I have three hour practices every day and after practice I have to learn to be able to manage my grades, training, eating, and getting enough sleep every day.”
“I have gotten constant advice from my coach, but one that sticks with me the most is ‘to just go out, have fun, and have confidence while I race and everything else will just come,’” said Kuch.