Mikaela Liebertz | March 2020 Youth Spotlight
** Meet Mikaela Liebertz! **
Q: How old are you & where do you go to school? What’s your favorite subject/teacher/class?
A: I am 13 years old and I go to Desert Shadows Middle School. My favorite subjects are science, social studies and English. My favorite teachers are Mr. Jenga, Mrs. Corbett and Mr. Brandsma, they teach my favorite classes.
Q: You have some big dreams & we’d love to hear more about them!
A: My long term goals include getting a college scholarship in swimming and swimming in the Olympics. My short term goal is to swim at sectionals as a 14 year old – Sectionals is a swim meet for the entire southwest and you have to be really fast and train hard and most kids are 15 when they get there.
Q: You’ve only been training with us since January! Please tell us what you enjoy about Infinity and how the Sports Performance sessions have helped enhance your fitness regime.
A: I was already swimming about two hours a day, six days a week; but the strength training program at Infinity has improved my start off the blocks. I am much faster and stronger at the beginning of my races. I have more power in the water and in the back half of my races, the part where endurance counts – has improved a lot. The coaches at Infinity are fun and patient and really make sure that my technique and form are correct, Kyle reminds me of my science teacher Mr. Jenga. In the short time I have been training here – I’ve met some really great kids that are also athletes and we can all relate to each other.