Stephen Blank, Science Teacher and Head Varsity Swimming Coach at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, joins Andy to talk about the role of athletics in the lives of high school students, what’s important for developing young student athletes, and what it’s like to see one of his former students, Bowe Becker, competing for Team USA in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Then, Bowe Becker joins Andy to talk about what training has looked like over the last year, who has supported him in his athletic career, and what it’s like to be named to the 2021 USA Swimming Olympic Team. Follow USA Swimming on Twitter @USASwimming and read about Bowe punching his ticket to Tokyo at gophersports.com/news/2021/6/20/swimming-diving-becker-punches-ticket-to-tokyo-at-wave-ii-of-olympic-trials.aspx.
Image Credit: Mike Lewis/USA Swimming.
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