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Athlete of the Week: Carter Caldwell, Bellbrook High School

Name: Carter Caldwell

School: Bellbrook High School

Sport: Swimming

Class: 2019

Age: 17

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Claim to fame: Two-year district-qualifying varsity swimmer

Bet you didn’t know: I’m part of my school’s show choir

Toughest opponent: Oakwood, because they have been winning SWBL since 2006

Favorite book: Catch-22 or The Great Gatsby

Favorite movie: Toy Story 3

Favorite TV show: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Favorite musical artist/song: Frank Sinatra/New York, New York

Favorite pro athlete/why: Tim Tebow. I read his book, Through My Eyes, and it was really humbling.

Favorite smell: Oma’s apple pancakes

Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom’s quiche, but she rarely makes it

Game-day rituals: I always eat all the food I bring to meets after I’m done swimming

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Tom Holland — he’s very relatable and funny, but also forgetful

Words I live by: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs

Biggest influence/why: My first club coach Roy Davis, who always pushed me to try my hardest and was a very respectable guy. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his coaching.

I am most annoyed by: When something happens that I hadn’t planned for

Thing I can’t live without: My family

Most embarrassing moment: During a 400m relay freshman year I told one of the seniors on my relay to jump in too early and she landed on the guy who was swimming.

In 10 years I’ll be: Hopefully teaching somewhere helping kids grow and learn

Best thing about swimming: The payoff when you drop time in an event

Worst thing about swimming: Being tired and sore all the time and early morning practices

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Cucumber

Favorite junk food: Any kind of breakfast cereal

Favorite school subject: I really like Web Design

Last DVD or video game I bought: I don’t really buy DVDs, but I bought the Reputation CD by Taylor Swift the other day

Person whose brain I’d like to pick: Ed Catmull

Love to trade places for a day with: Chris Evans

When I’m bored, I like to: Watch old SNL skits on YouTube

Worst habit: Showing up late to practice

On your bedroom walls: A huge family tree

Talent I’d most like to have: I’d love to be ambidextrous

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