By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Bulldog senior swimmer Olivia Prodin has some serious talent in the water. She competes in swimming and tennis.
“My favorite events in swimming are the 100 and 50 free,” Prodin said. “I also enjoy swimming the 200 and 400 free relays.”
She has some career highlights that would make anyone smile. “Some highlights of my swim career have been getting the varsity record for the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay,” she said. “My favorite class currently is AP Calculus, but my all-time favorite class is AP World History which I took sophomore year.”
Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Hugg (Heather Hugg),
and her favorite is Coach Dave Jolly, who she had her freshman through junior year on the high school swim team, and says he has had the biggest impact on her swim career.
“He knew how to push me so I would get results, but also taught me the value of having fun with this demanding sport,” she said. “This year, one of my biggest goals is to get the 200 free relay varsity record.”
She has goals for college and the future. “I do not plan to swim collegiately, but I’m excited to continue participating in through a club team at a university,” she added. “I also plan to coach club swimming over the summer.”
She likes swimming and the many individual aspects of the sport.
“I love that swimming is an individual sport that allows you achieve personal goals, but also allows you to form amazing bonds with the people on your team,” she said.
“I've made lifelong friends on my team and I am forever grateful for that.”
“I plan on attending a university to study environmental science or environmental engineering, but I am still applying and figuring out where I will make my home next year.”
Her mom is Robin Prodin, dad is Keith Prodin, and brother is Ethan Prodin.
“Outside of sports, I am a president of the CHS Interact Club, a member of the CHS Arbor Club, NHS, Link Crew and Euchre Club,” she said. “On the weekends, I love to cook and play outside with my dog Remy.”
She has great advice for younger athletes. “My advice to younger athletes is to not be afraid to push yourself,” she said. “You will be surprised off what you’re capable of.”