Athlete of the Week: Owen Conley, Waynesville High School

Owen Conley
Owen Conley

Name: Owen Conley

School: Waynesville

Sport: Swimming

Class: 2020

Age: 15

Claim to fame: I am ranked 8th in the nation for all 15-year-olds in IMX power points

Bet you didn’t know: My favorite color is orange

Toughest opponent/why? Carson Foster — we race at every big USA meet and he is #1 in the nation.

Favorite book: One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

Favorite movie: Bee Movie

Favorite TV show: Last Man on Earth

Favorite musical artist/song? Rihanna/This what you came for

Favorite pro athlete/why? Nathan Adrian — he’s a very fast swimmer

Favorite smell: Chocolate milk

Favorite home-cooked meal: Lasagna

Game day rituals: Dynamic stretching

Person who would play me in a movie/why? Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) because he works out every day

Words you live by: It’s going to suck, just do it anyways

Biggest influence: Donald J. Trump

I am most annoyed by: People chewing with their mouth open

I can’t live without: A hot shower

Most embarrassing moment: Presenting a project in class

In 10 years, I’ll be: In college, swimming

Best thing about swimming: I like racing

Worst thing about swimming: Practicing

Vegetable I just won’t eat: None

Favorite junk food: Totinos pizza rolls

Favorite school subject: Spanish 2

Last DVD or video game I bought: Rainbow Six Siege

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Michael Phelps to see how he became so great

Love to trade places for a day with: Donald J. Trump

When I’m bored, I like to: Lie on the floor and watch YouTube

Worst habit: Not doing my homework

On your bedroom walls: A stencil of a swimmer doing butterfly

Talent I’d most like to have: Be able to catch a ball