Player Profile: Sharon Parmar


Name: Sharon Parmar

Grade: 10

Sport: Girls swim and dive

How long have you been swimming?

“It’s been an on and off’ sort of thing. I did R.A.Y.S. for a while and then took a break. This is my first year getting back into it.”

Why do you swim?

“I guess I’ve always loved swimming and I love how every moment could make or break your times in a meet. I always loved the water when I was very young as well so that could play into effect why I like to swim.”

What stroke do you swim?

“It goes back between Freestyle and Breaststroke”

What has been the biggest inspiration or motivation in your swimming career?

“The progress I make. It’s so weird to say and think about, but it’s true. I feel like I’m never getting any better but I’m almost always proven wrong when I come back the next week for practice. It’s a sport where I feel myself getting stronger and better every week.”

What is your personal goal for this season? 

“I would love to go 29 seconds on my 50 Freestyle and it’s a pretty big goal, but I hope that with practice every week I’ll get stronger and faster over time.”

What are some team goals for this season?

“Well, I’m sure a new banner to hang up on the ceiling in the Aquatic Center would be nice, but I feel like there are so many team goals for the season that its hard to just pick a few. I guess I would say that [our goal] would be to just improve as a team and get closer.”

Talk a little about your time being apart of FHC swim team, this year and previous years.

“I was always planning on joining last year, but then so much time went by and I never got around to it. I can 100% say that I miss not joining last year. The team is so close and they’ve become my second family. There are so many inside jokes with the team that it becomes very hard not to get close with them.”

What is a quote that inspires you?

“I’m not sure this counts as a quote and it’s pretty well known and basic but, ‘Never giving up.’ With swimming, a second changes everything. When you think that you can’t handle anything anymore, you have to keep going and push yourself because that will help you become such a better athlete and can make all the difference.”

What is the best part about swimming?

“Definitely not the swimming. I think how close the team is [is the best]. Again, I’ve never met such a sweeter group of people. Everyone is always so supportive and at the other end cheering you on. My teammates push each other and keep each other going and it’s such a great feeling being part of something like this.”