Sigma Featured Swimmer Of The Week
Updated: May 19
Haleigh Brown is a 17-year old swimmer that swims at Sigma Swim's Duncanville location under Head Coach Bekah. Haleigh attends Duncanville High School and is the captain of the swim team.
Q: How and when did you decide to become a swimmer?
A: I began swimming at 8 years old because I loved the water.
Q: Are there any swimmers that inspire you and why?
A: Simone Manual- because being an African American swimmer takes courage. She has inspired me to continue swimming and never let anyone or anything deter me from achieving my goal.
Q: What is your favorite event and why?
A: 100 breaststroke. The fast pace tempo is so exciting to me. I absolutely love it!
Q: What is your least favorite event and why?
A: 100 Fly. I am terrible at it.
Q: Do you cross train to prevent injuries such as another sport?
A: Yes, a lot of cross training goes into my swimming. I don't play any other sport, but I do circuit training and other aerobic activities to keep up my conditioning.
Q: Have you ever gotten injured in swimming or experienced any pain that prevented you from missing practice or swim meets?
A: Yes, I have experienced shoulder and back injuries. I have even strained my piriformis muscle which was really weird to rehab.
Q: Who is your biggest supporter?
A: My Mom is 100% my biggest supporter, she hasn't missed a single swim meet in the 10 years I have been swimming competitively.
Q: What do you eat before and during swim meets?
A: Before I swim I eat light: Yogurt, oatmeal, oranges. During a meet I may snack on peanut butter crackers, avocados, beef jerky and honey.
Q: Do you have a person or coach that pushes the hardest?
A: I am blessed to have 3 fantastic coaches that require my best every time I am in the water. Coach Bernier, Coach Bekah and Coach Robertstad are the best.
Q: What do you tell your friends when you cannot socialize because of practice or a meet?
A: I have the most amazing and supportive friends outside of my swim family. They understand the rigors of my practices and long meets that take a lot of time. They are always cheering me on and sending me encouraging text messages.
Q: Do you want to swim in high school or college?
A: Yes, I would love to swim in college. I currently swim for Duncanville High School and would love to go to the next level and swim in college.