Thursday, February 16, 2012

20 Questions with Eric Hedlin

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Club: Island Swimming/National Green
Coach: Aaron Dahl
Age: 18
Height: 6’1”
Best Event: 1500 Freestyle

1) At what age did you start swimming?
I was 8 years old.

2) What was your favorite stroke or event as a 12 & under swimmer?
Individual Medley

3) What is your very first memorable swimming moment?
“Junior Olympics” when I was 10. That was my breakthrough meet.

4) Who is the person you think helped you most along the way?
My dad. He took care of me a lot

5) Who is your favorite athlete?
Lance Armstrong

6) What would you be doing if you weren’t a competitive swimmer?
I would play baseball.

7) What keeps you motivated day to train hard each day?
I love to compete.

8) How do you push yourself during a hard workout when you are tired or sore?
Thinking about my goals

9) What is the secret to balancing school and training?
I don’t really spend a lot of time doing school work.

10) What is your favourite activity outside of sport?

11) What is your favourite post-workout snack?

12) Who is your favourite band/singer?
Wiz Khalifa

13) What is your favourite TV show , movie or both?
The Office

14) How do you prepare yourself mentally for a race?
Imagining the race beforehand

15) Do you have any pre-race rituals?
Just stretching/focusing

16) Do you have a favourite pre-meet meal?

17) What do you feel is your Career highlight so far?
My 15:17(1500 free) in Maui at the Junior Pan Pacs.

18) What are your goals for the future in the sport of swimming?
I want to break 15 minutes in the 1500 free.

19) What is something that most people wouldn’t know about you?
I love dogs

20) What advice do you wish someone had given you as a young age group swimmer?
Anyone can succeed.

If you have any other questions for Eric, please post them under comments and we will get him to answer them for you.

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