The Bridgewater Tide Staff would like to announce our December Swimmers of the Month: Reya Mehta and Grace Li! Both of them had stellar meets in December as well as a great month of practice, and we would like to congratulate them on all of their hard work.
Reya Mehta is a member of the Gold group, and is the Bubble Pool’s Swimmer of the Month because of her countless hours in the pool, which helped her earn her first Silver cut in the 200 breast. Reya is in her second year with the Tide, and has loved swimming ever since she learned how to swim (presumably in Canada, which is where she lived before moving to the area). Her favorite stroke is breaststroke, but her favorite set is the T-30, a timed 30 minute swim where she has to swim as many laps freestyle as possible. She has one sister, Anya, who swims in the Tidal Waves group. When Reya is not in the pool, she likes reading, dancing, and eating at Buffalo Wild Wings. Her advice for her teammates is to “always go to practice even if you are tired… results will follow slowly but surely.”
Grace Li is a member of the Bronze group, and is the Indoor Pool’s Swimmer of the Month because her hard work allowed her to break the team record in the 8&U 100 backstroke at the BAC Holiday Splash. Grace is in her second year with the Tide, and has been swimming since she was six years old. Her favorite stroke is butterfly, and she loves doing 50’s of dolphin kick on her back and stomach. When she isn’t kicking to her heart’s content, she enjoys eating noodles and hanging out with her older sister, Alison. Her favorite animals are dogs. Her advice to her teammates is to always “try your best.”
The Bridgewater Tide Staff would like to congratulate Reya and Grace on being our December Swimmers of the Month! This is an honor and a privilege awarded to our hardest-working swimmers, and we hope everyone is trying their best to be named our next Swimmer of the Month.