This week, Life on the Hill talks with Aiden Snyder, 10, a member of the Richmond Hill Swim Club:
Q: What is your name, age and grade for the upcoming school year?
A: Aidan Snyder, 10 years old, and will be in the fifth grade at McAllister Elementary.
Q: When did you first become involved with the Richmond Hill Swim Club?
A: I joined the RHSC in May of 2014.
Q: What made you want to be a part of a competitive swim team?
A: I love to swim! After watching Michael Phelps compete in the last Olympics, I decided it would be fun to challenge myself by swimming against other teams.
Q: What are the greatest challenges about being on the swim team?
A: Building strength and endurance, perfecting your stroke and improving your times.
Q: What lessons have you learned about competing and swimming in general?
A: Swimming is hard work. It takes hours of practice to swim one short race.
Q: Do you have any memorable moments that stick out to you?
A: My most memorable moment was the first time I won my heat.
Q: What do you hope to see for the future of RHSC?
A: To keep winning and to keep improving swimmers!
Q: The team is undefeated. Why do you think RHSC is having such a successful season?
A: We have great swimmers who practice many hours each week. Plus, we have awesome coaches who push us.