Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Justin Tazelaar
DATE OF BIRTH: July 19, 1992
PARENTS: Wayne and Deborah
SIBLINGS: Dyllan and Cody
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: P.E.
FAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: Dancing and singing in front of the mirror in my room
FAVORITE FOOD: Goldfish.
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Brokencyde[more]
FAVORITE MOVIE: Up
FAVORITE TV SHOW: CSI
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Attend Henderson.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO’S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? HOW? My little brother Dyllan. Seeing how hard he works just makes me want to work harder.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT SWIMMING? It is a chance to get away from everything.
EVENT(S): 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle.
APPROACH TO YOUR EVENTS? Always have a little song and dance.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? Started out rough but finishing strong
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR (team)? We won more meets.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR (personal)? I went from a 1:10 on 100 bk to a 1:05
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? To work hard and put our hearts out there.
TALK ABOUT YOUR GAME NOW; WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO? I always have a positive attitude.WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE ON IN PRACTICE? My leadership skills.
WHEN YOU’RE THROUGH SWIMMING FOR BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL LOOK BACK AND REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE? Nothing is impossible if you put your heart in it.