Ben+Schroeder+stands+by+the+Coralville+Recreation+Center+swimming+pool+after+practice.++The+No.+9+ranked+Trojans+faced+No.+10+Cedar+Rapids+Washington+on+Tuesday%2C+Jan.+10.

George Liu

Ben Schroeder stands by the Coralville Recreation Center swimming pool after practice. The No. 9 ranked Trojans faced No. 10 Cedar Rapids Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Ben Schroeder ’18

Ben Schroeder had set himself the goal to make the varsity team last year, and now he continues to push forward.

West Side Story: When did you first start swimming?

Ben Schroeder: I started swimming with IFLY when I was seven because I had always enjoyed swimming.

WSS: What have you enjoyed most about this season so far?

BS: I enjoy our team environment: how everybody seems to get along and push each other and themselves.

WSS: What are your best events?

BS: 100 back[stroke], 100 free[style], and 200 free[style].

WSS: What are your goals for this year?

BS: To make state in the 100 back[stroke], and to see the team be as successful as possible.

WSS: What inspires you to keep swimming?

BS: I just want to push myself to try and [improve] the team to give us the best possible [group].

WSS: What are your future plans for swimming?

BS: I don’t know if I will continue to swim after high school, but I might.

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