Dominic Colvin has broken three Rosenberg Swim Team records at Oregon State Championships. He set the record for the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 400 individual medley. Dave Myhill is the Roseberg Swim Team coach. He stated that his job is to motivate and encourage the kids. He enjoyed seeing Dominic break records.
Calvin was Dominic’s coach for two years. His new coach is Christy Todd. Dominic has been swimming for the past four years. He started swimming when his family lived in Visalia, California.
Dominic is 13-years-old and in the eighth grade. He stated that swimming is relaxing, and he really loves it. When Dominic first started swimming, he was only doing it to cool down. He enjoyed it so much that he decided to race.
Calvin was shocked at how much progress Dominic has made. When Dominic started swimming on Calvin’s team, he was still learning strokes. He started learning other techniques when he was 11.
Calvin is dedicating 12 hours a week to swimming. He hopes that he can continue swimming when he goes to college. People often ask him if he gets tired of spending time in the pool. He jokingly stated that he sometimes gets tired when he has to get up at 4:30 a.m. to swim.
Calvin will compete in the regional competition in Federal Way, Washington on March 24. Six other people from the Rosenburg Swim Team qualify to go to the state competition.