By Dave Merchant email@example.com Photo By Laura Palencar Stark
Swimming is a big part of Allen Park Jag junior Sydney Moya. She loves the pool, the water and the competition.
“My accomplishments are getting first place at leagues with my 200 freestyle relay and also qualifying for states with the same relay, my favorite moments from this season were getting second place as a team at the league meet and also getting 3rd place as a team at Downriver Classic earlier in the season,” Moya said. “Another memory isn't necessarily about swimming, but it was when me and a few of my teammates were in the car with our coaches on the way to Grand Rapids to go to MISCA and we sang High School Musical songs the whole way up.”
Her favorite class this year would have to be Forensics with Mr. Danosky. Her favorite teacher this year is probably Mr. Banick. “My favorite subject I would say is Science,” she said. “As of right now I don't really know exactly where I want to go to college but I've been thinking maybe Northern Michigan University. My plans for the future are to go to college and get a degree in some type of Forensic or Criminalistic Science.”
Her parents are Wendy and Dominic Moya and she has two sisters, Rosie and Emily Moya. Her hobbies include swimming and napping.
“My advice to younger athletes is don't give up on something too soon, try it out for a little bit and get a good idea of what it's all about,” she said. “Because I know in 7th grade when I first started swim I wasn't going to go to the first practice because I really didn't want to do it because I thought I didn't like it, but 4 years later I'm glad I stuck with it because I actually like it!”