By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophomore Bella Turner had a heck of a year in the pool for Chelsea.
She loves swimming year round and plays water polo in the spring.
She is a varsity record holder (3 so far).
Bella is the first girl to ever get all 11 state cuts, first sophomore (the other was a senior). She was a state finalist in every event.
“The final relay of states this weekend, where my team was in 5th place in D3. We needed to beat the 4th placed team in this relay to get 4th overall,” Bella said. “I was the last leg of the relay and we were losing before I swam, and won when I finished. It was our last relay together, (the others were seniors) so we all swam our hearts out.”
Orchestra is her favorite class. Dave Jolly is her favorite teacher and Science is her favorite class.
She would like to swim at U of M or other local colleges.
“I’m only a sophomore so I don’t have much planned out yet, but I would like to swim in college, and I’m interested in architecture,” she said.
Her parents are Terry Turner and Becky Turner, and she has one younger brother, Lewis Turner.
Her hobbies are any kind or art: painting, crafting, or music.
Her advice for younger athletes is strong: “Always have goals, and know why your goals matter to you, because as soon as you know why, you’ll be willing to do what it takes to achieve them,” she said. Have confidence and follow your heart.”
She loves her family. “The backbone to my success has been my family, my teammates, and my work ethic,” she added. “My family, especially my mom are always my #1 fans; my teammates who are more of family to me, who always push me and support me; all the time I spend in the pool really adds up, year round, in the summer 4 hours a day, 3 in the winter, and the weight room.”