This Saturday the sporty spotlight shines bright on eighteen-year-old college swimmer, Elizabeth Longo. Today, Elizabeth dishes on determination, lessons, and how she balances school and swimming. Check out her interview and gorgeous pic below.
Hometown: Bartlett, Tennessee
High School/Middle School/College: University of Memphis
What’s your fave sport? Swimming
How many years have you been playing your fave sport? 3 competitive
What is your fave sporty moment or memory?
Qualifying for the county swim meet.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from playing your sport?
What lessons have you learned about work ethic from your sport?
Rule 1: If you are not bleeding, nothing is broken, and you’re not dying, get back in the pool. (The 12 Golden Rules of Swimming) The same applies to school and work.
What have you learned about teamwork?
A relay team is only as fast as it’s slowest swimmer
How do you balance school and sports?
School comes first and training fits in around classes. I also get up and going while most people are still sleeping. I tend to get more done before noon than some people do all day.
List some awards or accolades you’ve received.
18th in Shelby County High Schools for the 100-yard backstroke for the 2008-2009 season
What is your biggest goal?
I want to break the world record for a woman to swim the English Channel (the current record is 8 hours and 45 minutes) before I turn 21. Right now, I plan to make my attempt when I’m 20.
Who’s your fave athlete, both male and female?
Male- Apolo Anton Ohno
Female- Natalie Couglin
What’s the girliest thing you like to do? (Pretty Tough signature question)
Shopping for cute clothes (Is there anything better?) and gossiping about guys with my friends.
Thanks, Elizabeth! Good luck with the world record. Sounds exciting! J
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