This week’s Athlete of the Week is Jamie Dellwardt! Jamie is a Senior on the Spartan’s swim and dive team. Just recently she won two state titles; the 200 Yard Freestyle and 100 Yard Backstroke. Her coach Matthew Goldsmith brags that, “Jamie is the example of what happens when you give something you love 100%. Nationwide, at the end of every season, athletes are excited for the next year and create goals for themselves, both lofty and reasonable.
Jamie is one of the few who follows through with these goals by taking action and preparing.” When working on getting better Jamie has the absolute best mind set, “My mentality is always to focus on the little things. If I can do a lot of little things right I see big changes at meets.” This being said, she also knows she needs to have fun to continue to enjoy the sport, “At meets I try to only think about having fun and doing my best.”
Dellwardt is definitely going to be going places with her swimming career, “I aspire to have an even better mentality through college swimming. I also am working on qualifying for Olympic trials.”