Athlete of the Week: Peyton Farrell, Beavercreek

Peyton Farrell

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Peyton Farrell

Name: Peyton Farrell

School: Beavercreek

Sport: Swimming

Class: Freshman

Age: 15

Claim to fame: Going to the YMCA Nationals when I was 13 and breaking a league record in the 13-14 50 fly

Bet you didn’t know: I’m good at remembering people’s birthdays

Toughest opponent/why? Myself because in order to beat my best times I have to do something better than I did before

Favorite book: Looking for Alaska

Favorite movie: The Great Gatsby

Favorite TV show: SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite musical artist: Sia

Favorite pro athlete/why? Katie Ledecky because the amount of world records she is breaking is unbelievable and her mentality is so tough. Nothing gets to her.

Favorite smell: Chlorine

Favorite home-cooked meal: Baked spaghetti

Game-day rituals: Listening to music and visualizing, stretching and warming up until I feel loose and really good.

Person who would play me in a movie/why? Peyton List because we have the same name and I love her style

Words you live by: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit

Biggest influence/why? All of my coaches because they always motivate me to work harder and do my best.

I am most annoyed by: People who do not work hard

You can’t live without: Cats

Most embarrassing moment: When I was 10, I accidently dropped a heavy maglight on my toe and I had to go to the ER. This caused me to miss a swim meet and my coach will never let me live it down.

In 10-years, I’ll be: A sports psychologist and swim coach

Best thing about swimming: There is always something to improve on to get faster and it’s so much fun to meet and learn from new people.

Worst thing about swimming: Swimming the 200 fly

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

Favorite junk food: Donuts

Favorite school subject: History and creative writing

Last DVD or video game I bought: The Perks of being a Wallflower

Love to trade places for a day with: A spoiled Persian cat

When I’m bored, I like to: Take pictures, write and work out

Worst habit: Picking at my nails

On your bedroom walls: Swimming posters, my favorite motivational quotes and all of my swimming goals

Talent I’d most like to have: I wish I could paint my nails quickly and neatly

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