Folsom Athlete of the Week: Aaron SiyBy: Matt Long, Sports Editor
Aaron Siy would have been hard pressed to have turned in a better performance at the Suburban Swim League championships July 20-22 at Sierra College.
Siy dominated the boys’ 11-12 age group, as he placed first in all of his events, setting league records in the 100-yard individual medley (1 minute, .65 seconds), 50-yard breast stroke (30.64) and 50-yard butterfly (26.89). He was the high-point award winner in his age group, and also won the 50-yard backstroke (29.81) and 100-yard freestyle (57.56).
Siy also swam on two winning relay teams. The 200-yard freestyle team of Siy, Alexander Webster, Drew Dillard and Peyton Crawford set a Suburban Swim League record by placing first in 1:49.20. The same four boys combined to win the 200-yard medley relay in 2:06.59.
“Aaron is a racer and a tough competitor,” Broadstone Coach Wendy Webster said. “He knows what he needs and where he needs to be to be successful. He does not back down from the moment he enters the water. Aaron is a great member of our team, and keeps the other kids in his age group going and looking ahead at what they can become.”
Folsom Telegraph: What have you been doing this summer?
Aaron Siy: I have just been swimming this summer.
FT: Do sports run in your family?
AS: Yes, both of my siblings also swim, and do other sports in the fall and spring.
FT: How long have you been swimming and how did you get your start in it?
AS: I started swimming when I was 5, and I started because my sister was already swimming on Broadstone.
FT: What do you like about swimming?
AS: I like meeting and talking with new people and trying to get faster to win.
FT: Do you have a favorite swim stroke and if so why is it your favorite?
AS: My favorite stroke is breast stroke because I'm good at it and I like swimming it.
FT: What is your best/favorite event and why?
AS: My best event is the 100 individual medley because it is a lap of each four of the strokes and it is fun to swim.
FT: You won all your races at the Suburban Swim League Championships? Is there one victory that you’re more happy about than the others and why?
AS: Yes when I won my 100 individual medley, because I beat the league record by two seconds and I was happy about that.
FT: Who has been the biggest influence on your swimming career and how?
AS: My dad has been the biggest influence because he is always pushing me to become faster.
FT: Are you involved in any other sports?
AS: Yes, I play football, basketball, and track.
FT: What is your favorite subject in school and why?
AS: My favorite is math, because some of it is easy, and I'm good at it.
FT: Favorite Food?
AS: My favorite food is tacos and burritos.
FT: Favorite music?
AS: My favorite music is by Drake and Juice WRLD.
FT: Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.
AS: Yes, we have three fish.
FT: Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?
AS: In my free time, I like to play basketball and Fortnite.
FT: What inspires you in sports?
AS: I like to keep trying to get better and better to be the best.
FT: What are your career goals? Are you interested in a certain type of job/career yet?
AS: I would want to be a professional basketball player or a doctor.