West Side Story: When did you first start swimming?
Ben Berhow ’18: I started when I was 10, so seven years ago.
WSS: What made you start?
BB: I had been taking swim lessons for a few years and I wanted to try [the] swim team because I thought I’d enjoy it
WSS: What swim team did you join?
BB: The YMCA league in Washington. I live in Washington, Iowa.
WSS: What have you enjoyed most about this season so far?
BB: I’ve been getting really close to my best times early in the season so I’m happy with that. I have a lot of friends on the team and it’s fun to see them.
WSS: What are your best events?
BB: 100 breast and 200 IM
WSS: What are your goals for this year?
BB: I want to get top 6 in my relays at state and I want to qualify for state in my 100 breast and 200 IM.
WSS: What inspires you to keep swimming?
BB: Dory! [Also] I really enjoy swimming, and I want to stay in good shape.
WSS: What are your future plans for swimming?
BB: As much as I’d like to swim in college and maybe get a scholarship for it, I want to focus on my major and get good grades. So I don’t know if I’ll have time to swim at college. I haven’t made up my mind for sure yet, but probably not.
WSS: Do you have anything else you would like to add?
BB: “Just keep swimming”.