Athlete of the Week: Nathan Ainsworth

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 11:28am
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Tahoma High School’s Nathan Ainsworth, swim, was selected as the Covington Maple Valley Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week for Feb. 22.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: English — because Mr. Anthis makes the class fun.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Playing video games

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My dad, he watches every meet

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: I listen to classic music.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: The Pokeman theme song — it played as my entry song at state.

From the Sideline

“Nate has been on the swim team for the last three years. Last year he made it to state individually as well as was a contributing member on relays. This year he has won first place in the state for the 50 Free. Nate is the kind of swimmer that instantly improves and is super coachable. He takes it all in and continues to get better and better. Nate is also such a great young man. He is captain of the team as a junior and has really stepped up to make sure all of his teammates feel valued.”

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