Jordan Fan does two sports in the same season. He is a freshman and is on both varsity swim and JV volleyball.
What do you like about playing volleyball and swimming?
They’re both very fun sports, and it’s a different feeling for each sport. Volleyball is a team sport, and it teaches you to work together. Swim you only rely on yourself, so it’s your individual strength, but you still come together as a team to win the meet.
What do you dislike about each sport?
Well, obviously for swimming, the training is very hard, and vigorous. We have morning practices and strength training in addition to our two hour practices. Volleyball doesn’t really have any problems; it’s a very relaxed sport. But swimming gives you a bigger reward if you work for it.
How long have you been doing each sport?
I started doing swimming and volleyball when I was very young, being taught by my dad. I did a little bit of club swimming a couple years back, and started club volleyball two years back and have continued through high school.
What is your favorite memory?
For volleyball, I would have to say beating Westview in our very first game. They are obviously a very good team and it was a very close tie-breaker game.
How do you manage your time?
It’s very hard to manage my time spending five hours a day doing sports, but I manage to get my work done by taking advantage of free time at school and using my time on the weekends to get homework done.
What’s your daily schedule like?
Right after school I go to volleyball practice, and usually I’ll either go to strength training or have a short break before I go to swim practice, and I get home at around eight thirty.
Do you plan to continue both sports through high school?
Well I’ll have to see about next year. Obviously with APs it’s going to become much more difficult. But I hope to continue at least one for all four years.