Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Deidra Reeves
PARENTS: Teresa Reeves
SIBLINGS: Carolyn Reeves
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Human Anatomy
FAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: Spending time with my best friends including my sister.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chinese
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: I listen to too many genres to choose one group.
FAVORITE MOVIE: Frozen
FAVORITE TV SHOW: How I Met Your Mother
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY WHEN YOU WERE A KID? Barbies
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? I want to go to Sagu and become a youth paster.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO’S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? HOW? My grandmother; she has helped raise us and has gone through so much and still sticks to her beliefs.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT SWIMMING? Beating personal goals.
WHAT IS/ARE YOUR EVENT(S): 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO YOUR EVENTS? Clear my head of any distractions and swim my hardest.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? We have grown closer as a team and have beaten a lot of limits set up.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR (team)? The girls beat Conway for the first time.
WHAT BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR (personally)? I am swimming butterfly and beating my records.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Practicing hard every practice.
TALK ABOUT YOUR SWIMMING NOW; WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO? I work hard and know that no matter what the time says, I swam my best.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE ON IN PRACTICE? Fixing shoulder rotation in backstroke.
WHEN YOU’RE THROUGH SWIMMING FOR BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL LOOK BACK AND REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE? I’ll remember spending time with my team and becoming a family with my girls.