Athlete of the week: Meg Dix

Athlete of the week is a new, online-only feature about one athlete who the sports staff believes deserves recognition.  The feature will run every week.

Junior swimmer Meg Dix in the pool. Dix has emerged as one of the leaders on the girls’ swim team and narrowly missed qualifying for state this year. (Photo courtesy of Meg Dix)

This week’s choice is junior Meg Dix, one of the leaders of the girls varsity swim team. She has led the girls’ team this season with consistent times in the 50 meter [freestyle] and 200 meter [freestyle relay]. As a junior, Dix will be back next year with higher expectations and hopes to lead her team to state.
What was your biggest accomplishment in the swimming season?

“Getting a 25 [second time] in the 50 free (which she accomplished at sectionals and at conference). It was a personal best. I didn’t think I could accomplish it. I didn’t think the workout would get me there, but it did.”

What was the biggest disappointment of the season?

“I missed state by .25 [seconds].”

What are you looking forward to next swim season?

“Hopefully I will go to state in the 50 [freestyle] and in the 200 [freestyle relay]. We still have a chance [to get to state] next year. I hope to become captain and step up [to] help the freshmen.”

What was your favorite memories of the season?

“Seeing everything that happened outside of practice. We had pasta parties and went TP-ing.”

How has swim season helped you transfer over in to the water polo season?

“It has kept me in shape for water polo. [It’s] helped with my speed in general.”