When Mallory Stuckwisch was in middle school at Brownstown, her older sister, Alyssa, was planning on attending a Seymour Swim Club tryout.
Stuckwisch’s mother asked her if she wanted to go, too, and Mallory agreed to try out.
That was when she was in seventh grade, and she recently wrapped up her fourth and final year of swimming at Seymour High School.
“It sounds strange, but I like the fact that it is not a feel-good sport,” Stuckwisch said. “You don’t swim to feel good in the water. They train so that your body is just tired and beat down, and they work you to the point, especially the three-and-a-half-hour practices during Christmas break where you feel like your body cannot take it anymore.
“But then it all pays off in the end after taper sets in and you start resting up and your muscles relax and you feel so much better, and you see all those time drops and all the work you put in pays off in the end.”
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