May Swimmer of the Month (Evening) is Mei Chiao

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Hello! My name is Mei and I am in Grade 7 going into Grade 8 this fall. I have just finished my 6th year of synchro. I joined the Provincial 13-15 team for the first time this year… it was a huge change, but it was lots of fun! I found it to be so much more work than what I had experienced before. I focused on improving my flexibility, my figures and my routine skills. (I had to improve everything!) It was worth the time and effort though. I love doing synchro! I love that it is challenging yet enjoyable. And best of all, I love synchro because you have the opportunity to make so many new friends who are supportive – they are always there for you during competitions.

In addition to synchro, I also play the piano. I am working towards my Grade 7 exam and will be testing for it this fall. During the winter, I like going downhill skiing with my family. We are newbies, still learning, but have lots of fun doing it. In my spare time when I’m alone in my room, I like to do arts and crafts. Art is probably my favorite class at school. Lastly, I love a good book.

Other responsibilities that I have revolve around my family and our house. I walk my brothers to and from school every day. Sometimes I babysit them on the weekends. Other days I am forced to clean my house (I hate it). This summer, I am going to learn to cook.

Thanks Olympium for a great season! I miss synchro and can’t wait until next year’s season to start…

Coach Laura:

Mei is consistently working hard in practice and learning how to push herself out of her comfort zone in the pool. Her figure skills have improved tremendously from the beginning of the season. Watching her swim now you would never know that this is her first season in competitive. Congratulations on your hard work Mei!