Featured Athlete of the Week: Rosio Gomez, Swimming, Greencastle High School
Maria Rosio Gomez, 18, is a senior at Greencastle High School and a member of the varsity swimming and diving team and soccer team. In her free time she enjoys drawing, participating in sports and hanging out with friends. Her favorite classes are art and anatomy and her favorite color is yellow.
Banner Graphic: When did you start swimming? Who introduced you to it?
Rosio Gomez: I started swimming when I was in first grade and my brother (Raul) introduced me to swimming when he was in high school.
BG: So you've been swimming since first grade? Why did you stick with it?
RG: I think I stuck with it because of the group of people and my coaches. Every coach that I've had was always really fun to be around.
BG: And you play soccer, too. Do you like swimming better or soccer better?
RG: I like swimming better. I like the atmosphere of swimming. I think it's more of a family than soccer.
BG: What about that family do you? What's so fun about your teammates?
RG: I think we're all really close with each other. It can be competitive at the same time, but at the end with relays it's really close-knit.
BG: What were your goals this year?
RG: My personal goal was to get seeded higher during conference than I was last or the year before in any event I was in, like the 200 freestyle and the 100 fly.
BG: What is your favorite event?
RG: My favorite event is the 100 fly. I've always liked it and I felt like I could do it better than any other event.
BG: What are your plans after high school?
RG: My plans are to go to college, maybe Ball State, for graphic design. Or to play soccer.