ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Stephanie Yard
Q: Do you have a favorite Olympic swimmer?
A: My favorite swimmer is Natalie Coughlin. She has great sportsmanship, and she’s also into things outside of swimming, like cooking and animals. She’s just a really nice role model.
Q: Who inspires you the most?
A: Probably my parents. They don’t push me. They encourage me. They’re always on my side, and they’re very supportive of whatever I want to do.
Q: How have your coaches made you a better swimmer?
A: Coaches work on my stroke, which helps a lot. But they’re also encouraging me to push myself when I get lazy or slack off.
Q: Do you have any hobbies?
A: I really like the outdoors. I like camping and hiking.
About Stephanie Yard
School: Bellaire High School
Notable: Competed in two events at regionals as a freshman
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