|High School||John Pelano|
|50yd free||50m free||100yd free||100m free||200yd free||200m free||400m free||500yd free||800m free||1000yd free||1500m free||1650yd free|
|50yd back||50m back||100yd back||100m back||200yd back||200m back|
|50yd breast||50m breast||100yd breast||100m breast||200yd breast||200m breast|
|50yd fly||50m fly||100yd fly||100m fly||200yd fly||200m fly|
|200yd IM||200m IM||400yd IM||400m IM|
It was impossible to get me out of any kind of water since I was a baby. I always loved water. I started Swimming early through private lessons. Being that I've always been competitive, my mom tried to find a swim team for me. Nobody wanted a 4.5 y.o. boy on their team, but one NJ team gave me a shot. That's how I started swimming competitively. I have to admit, that I had my ups and downs with my swimming career. The biggest factors for me was my health condition (born with lymphedema) as well as my constant growth spurs (6'4" as of 15). At one point (2015-2016), I even stepped down from competitive swimming and joined a small local non-competing swim team. I also started working out in a great local gym. Both has helped me mentally and physically to come back to competing again. 2016-2018 has been great years for me with consistent time improvements. I am especially proud of my 2017-2018 season. I was named as "Most Improved Swimmer" at my club team (most points). I had a successful Freshman year at my High School swim team, being named as one of "Top Freshman swimmer in Jackson NJ" and getting "Jack of all Trades" team award as well as Varsity Letter with 92 season points representing my team at County, Shore and State events. My results keep progressing with a great 2018-2019 season start improving in each swim meet. I strongly believe I still have a lot under my sleeve! All my times are NJ Silver. My short-term goals to get NJ Gold Senior times are on its way with already 4 times achieved. I am close to YMCA State and Eastern Zone. Swimming is part of who I am. My long-term goal is reaching Scholastic All-America and obviously to be a part of a great swim team in a great college!
Besides interest-related clubs/leagues (Ski Club, Chess Club, Math League, Science League, Computer Science Club) I am part of school's Interact/Rotary Club. We participate in many local community events helping out in multiple ways. It's very fulfilling to help out people who need your help.
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