John Dickerson Freshman | Hampden-Sydney College | Swimming | Virginia Beach

Published 1:20 pm Thursday, December 10, 2015

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT MY SPORT: Being able to push myself personally. I feel like in most other sports it is all about getting the team the best score. Swimming is all about personal improvement. I like that it teaches hard work and determination.

BIGGEST INFLUENCE: My high school coach. He was really tough and he always helped me improve every year.

MY HOBBIES: I like to surf, sail, play video game and listen to music.

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SEASON GOALS: I would like to see my team do well at our (ODAC) conference meet. Personally, I want to try and break some records like the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. I am working on that.

MY STRATEGY: I notice after the race that when I am swimming in the race I am actually not thinking about much. I really don’t have much of a strategy. I just think, “Go fast, go fast, go fast!”