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Glacier Swim Club announced Auri Clark and Cody Schick as the 2010-2011 team captains. Clark and Schick join age group captains Dakota Isaak and Kenny Fox as team leaders this season.
Clark is a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School and started swimming at age 6. Clark is a three-time Western Zones participant and Most Valuable Female Swimmer for 2009-10.
“I plan to continue on to college after high school and I will definitely keep swimming, hopefully at a Division I or II school on the West Coast,” Clark said. “Right now I am considering marine biology as a major. I also play violin and piano. I started around the same age as I did for swimming. My older sister, Lindsay, has also been involved in swimming and music, and has been a inspiration for me.”
Clark said she hopes to be a good role model and leader for the team’s younger swimmers.
“I plan on making it a fun environment and encouraging everyone to stick with it,” she said. “Swim club has given me many friendships and taught me lots of lessons throughout the years. It is by far the most rewarding activity I have been involved in.”
Schick also is a junior at JDHS who began swimming at age 7 and has already been an age-group captain. Schick is a five-time first-place high point award winner at the Alaska State Swimming Championships who also holds one state and seven team records.
Schick hopes to swim for a Div. I or II college after high school, and will likely engineer is in aerospace, aeronautic engineering or Health sciences. He’s also part of a peer mediating program in school, which helps students with conflicts.
“My goal as captain is to be the person that all the kids look up to,” he said. “I want to lead the younger swimmers and help them to love swimming and persevere in not just swimming, but at everything they do. I want to make it fun and a place where everyone wants to be. GSC has taught me discipline and to work hard. It has given me many friendships and life lessons.
“Swimming is an amazing and rewarding opportunity.”