Dover High School senior swimmer Bryan Brown recently broke school records in the 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly events.
School: Dover High School
Events: 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly
Height: Five feet, 10 inches
You broke school records in the 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly events on Dec. 15 against Indian River. How excited were you to get those records so early in the season?
I’ve been wanting to break them for a while, so it felt really good once I did. It was a relief, kind of, because I wanted to break them early in the season. And it was cool because I broke my own personal best times as well.
Now that those two things are out of the way, what are you hoping for the rest of the season?
I want to do really well at conferences and really well at states. Top three is my goal.
More kids came out for the Dover swim team this season than ever have in the past. What’s it like having so many teammates in your senior season?
We definitely have the most Dover High has ever had, and I definitely look at myself more as a leader. I have people coming up to me during the week and always asking me for pointers with their stroke and stuff. So it’s nice to help out. It’s more like a family atmosphere with so many people too. Everyone on the team is really cool.
Do you play any other sports for Dover, and does the exercise from swimming help with that?
Yeah, lacrosse as a midfielder. I wasn’t planning on playing last year anymore, but halfway through the season I missed it, so I rejoined. It’s two different kinds of exercises. When I leave from swimming and go to lacrosse, I’m kind of out of it. Running and stuff is harder for me, going from swimming to running.
Your team doesn’t have a competitive meet until Jan. 8. Is it tough to stay focused with that kind of layoff?
Not really because we’re coming off of a loss, so it’s having more time to practice now. Winter break we’ll just practice really hard and get back into it. Losing, it was kind of like, it wasn’t a shock, but everyone realized we have to practice harder now and get better.
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WHO Dover High School (4-1, 3-1) vs. Sussex Tech High School (3-1, 3-1)
WHEN 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8
WHERE Central Delaware YMCA, State Street, Dover
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