GSC's Delgado Chosen for Swim Publish – KINY

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GSC swimmer Emily Delgado talks with GSC coach Scott Griffith through the Savannah Cayce Southeast Regional Champs final weekend on the Dimond Park Aquatic Center. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Not solely is Emily Delgado a prime swimmer in Southeast Alaska, however the 15-year-old Glacier Swim Club member has been famous for her expertise as an advocate for athletics as effectively.

  Delgado was chosen at a Southeast Swimming assembly on April 1 because the Southeast Alaska Athlete Representative for Alaska Swimming. There are 4 areas in Alaska Swimming: Southeast, Central, Northern and South Central.

  “Basically I have the role of being, like, an athletes spokesperson for Alaska Swimming for specifically the Southeast region,” Delgado mentioned. “When it comes to discussions and they need athlete insight I will be a voice for the Southeast swimmers. I’m pretty excited because I know that every decision made should be made in the best interest of the athlete and I was really looking forward to being involved in decision making and stuff like that.”

  Delgado is a sophomore at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé.

  Her rep duties embody being a liaison between the coaches who’re members of Alaska Swimming and the Board of Directors and House of Delegates. Athlete representatives additionally take part in organizing varied occasions corresponding to spirit weeks, design competitions, fundraisers, or group service endeavors.

  “I think Alaska Swimming is a really good organization,” Delgado mentioned. “And everyone around the state feels like a family.”

  Delgado famous there weren’t particular considerations she was addressing.

  “I think just making sure everyone is treated with respect and everyone is welcome,” she mentioned. “That is the biggest goal.”

  Delgado mentioned Juneau’s Glacier Swim Club has been an integral a part of her life.

  “GSC has changed my life and I will always remember it,” she mentioned. “The coaches feel like parents, basically. I spend most of my day at the pool and I think just having a team so close to one another and being able to bond with people as young as six or seven up to 18 is a really cool experience.”

Above – GSC swimmers Nancy Liddle (age 18) and Emily Delgado (15) congratulate one another after ending first and second, respectively, within the Girls 15 & Over 100 Yard Fly through the Savannah Cayce Southeast Regional Champs final weekend on the Dimond Park Aquatic Center. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)


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