Featured Athlete of the Week: Brayden Watson, Swimming Greencastle High School

Friday, February 13, 2015
Brayden Watson

Brayden Watson was born on April 8, 1997 to Ken Watson. He has an older brother, Dakota (Cody).

He's participated in swimming (four years), soccer (four years) and track (two years) and has been involved with Key Club (four years), Pep Club (two years), Spanish Club (three years) and FCA (three years), Student Council (four years), Purple Pals (four years) and Bus Buddies (four years).

Watson enjoys watching "The Day After Tomorrow," enjoys reading "The Giving Tree" and enjoys listening to hip-hop and R&B.

His favorite school subject is English and his favorite professional athlete is Michael Phelps.

Banner Graphic: What did you do for off-season training?

Brayden Watson: "Weightlifting off and on. The other sports I play during the year help me get ready, like soccer. I ran around the track also."

BG: What were your individual and team goals for this season?

BW: "Coming into the season, there were a lot of different goals, but mainly to win county and grow together as a team and develop as a family. We wanted to win as much as we can, but we took each win and loss respectfully. It was a very positive season."

BG: Who is or are your personal inspirations?

BW: "My brother Cody is my personal inspiration. He taught me how to lead myself, how to make the best of any situation, how to push forward through any situation, perseverance and made me who I am today.

BG: Who are your best friends?

BW: "My best friend is probably my girlfriend, Elizabeth Schneider."

BG: What is your favorite Greencastle memory?

BW: "The spirit in the school system throughout the year. Not just school spirit, but positivity in general, laughter and the camaraderie."

BG: What is your favorite part of swimming?

BW: "My favorite stroke is breaststroke and my favorite meet is the county meet. (Wednesday) was pretty entertaining."

BG: What are your future plans?

BW: "To go to the University of Southern Indiana and become a social worker or a psychologist."

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