Meet the athlete: Lydia Boorsma

Published 10:01 pm Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Albert Lea senior says swimming teaches mental toughness



What grade are you in?

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What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?

Albert Lea, Albert Lea High School.

Who is your immediate family?

Mom, Mary; dad, Mark; sisters Rika and Erin.

Which sports do you play?

Swimming and basketball.

What is your favorite part about swimming?

How close the swim team is.

What has swimming taught you?

To be tough mentally.

What’s your favorite sports memory?

Winning Big Nine in 2015 and seeing how happy the coaches were.

Which meet are you looking forward to most this year?

Mankato East.

How did you get started in swimming?

A friend convinced me to try it.

What sports did your family members play?

Softball, volleyball and track.

What are your sports related achievements?


What are your sports related goals?

Making it to state in the medley relay.

Who is your favorite professional athlete and why?

I don’t really have one.

What are your college plans? Major?

Planning to attend a four-year college but am undecided.

What is your favorite school subject?


Who is your favorite teacher?


What are your hobbies?

Art and music.

What is your dream job?

Interior designer.

What is your favorite TV show?


What is an interesting fact about you?

I’m a Christmas baby.

About Tyler Julson

Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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