High School Sports

Class 3A Girls All-Area Swimming

Mia Hahn
Mia Hahn

Player of the year: Mia Hahn

Class: Sophomore

School: Dreher

What she did: Placed fifth in the state in the 100 backstroke and seventh in the 200 individual medley.

What is your first memory of swimming? I was about 7 years old. I couldn't really do any of the other sports because I had just injured my foot, so I went to the pool and I had great swim instructor. He taught us the importance of streamlining, and then I just really enjoyed being in the water. After that, I joined the swim team at the YMCA.

Who taught you to swim? My mom used to take me to the pool in our neighborhood all the time and teach me how to swim.

Where would you most like to swim? The Water Cube, where the Beijing Olympics were held. I actually went to China to visit that year. It was really exciting; we saw the first day of swimming.

What do you see yourself doing in 2020? I'd be starting to think about what I want to do when I grow up. I'm thinking about a career in architecture.

Where would you love to live? Maybe New York because they have a lot of those historical buildings and then the new buildings. It's a really good mix of old and new.

What do you do in your free time? I like to spend time with my younger brothers. We usually have a lot of fun. We play Frisbee outside when its warm enough.

What was the last book you read? "A Raisin in the Sun," by Lorraine Hansberry. I read it in one night; it was really good. The class isn't even starting to read it until next week, but when I start reading a good book, it's hard for me to put it down.

What motivates you? I know that swimming is a really tough sort, and if I can keep going, then I'm doing something that is really difficult. In the end, it will make me a stronger person because it is so disciplined, (and) it will benefit me as an adult.

What is the worst thing about swimming? I smell like chlorine every day. Bath and Body Works works pretty well. They have a mango-orange body wash, I think it is, that covers up the chlorine smell.

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THE TEAM

50 freestyle

Hannah Finkernagel, Chapin

Placed eighth at the state meet in 26.34 seconds

100 freestyle

Finkernagel, Chapin

Placed seventh in state (57.23)

200 freestyle

Logan Schumpert, Chapin

Placed 15th in state (2:07.29)

500 freestyle

Rachel Castell, Lugoff-Elgin

Placed 12th in state (5:33.41)

100 backstroke

Mia Hahn, Dreher

Placed fifth in state (1:01.63)

100 breaststroke

Brianna Wright, A.C. Flora

Placed 28th in state (1:21.37)

100 butterfly

Schumpert

Placed sixth in state (1:03.23)

200 individual medley

Hahn

Placed seventh in state (2:18.21)

200 freestyle relay

A.C. Flora

Placed 11th in state (1:52.76)

400 freestyle relay

Chapin

Placed 10th in state (4:05.83)

200 medley relay

Chapin

Placed sixth in state (2:01.65)

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