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TIDE Senior John Reed

Posted by   admin on    May 11, 2020

John Reed


Notable Academic & Athletic accomplishments:
ISCA medalist, Futures qualifier, got selected for all three military branches ROTC scholarships, Will graduate in the top 15% of my class
What is your first swimming memory?
I was six years old when I went to my first practice at Fleet Rec for TAC and I was super nervous. I also had no clue what any of the yardage meant and when I was told to do a 100 I though it meant 100 laps in the pool and I freaked out.
What has been your favorite moment on TIDE?
ISCA’s in Florida 2019 was probably one of my favorite memories. I had a decent meet, but I loved getting to watch all my teammates have some crazy swims and I loved getting to be a part of a team that had a ridiculous amount of energy and that won.
What are your plans for Fall 2020 and beyond?
I am planning on attending the University of Utah to major in kinesiology as well as be a part of their Navy ROTC unit. I am not going to be swimming in college but will be competing for Utah’s triathlon team.
Love to win OR Hate to lose?
Hate to lose
Best advice you have received from TIDE teammate or coach?
“keep it moving” - Jack
Who on the team best exemplifies TIDE Pride?
Gavin and Eddy are two people who I think best exemplify TIDE Pride because no matter the situation and how they are preforming they remain upbeat and never stop cheering or supporting their teammates.    
What will you miss the most about TIDE?
I will miss the community most. Everyone on Tide is dedicated and passionate about what they are doing, and they are determined to find success which has been an influence to help me strive for success. The team is also more like a family and everyone is so supportive and caring and I will miss that.