Training three hours a day all year long, Ramona High School swimmer Garrett Glaudini has high goals. And why not?
As a sophomore last summer, he swam the 1500-meter freestyle in the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha. A Ramonan since age 9, he started swimming in Pittsburgh at 7 and last year set school records in several events. He fell for the sport when he followed some friends into the pool.
Now he says he appreciates how it teaches him time management—how to swim, study, do community service and other activities.
And something else: “It gives you time to think. You don’t talk to people when you’re swimming.”