Name: Danielle Parowski
Athlete of week achievement: Parowski won two events at the District 6-9 Class AAA Swimming Championships, posting a 1:53.77 in the 200 freestyle and a 52.81 in the 100 free. She'll compete at states in both events.
Season update: Parowski holds five school records - 500 freestyle, 50 free, 200 free, 100 free and 100 backstroke.
Coach Andy Smearman's quote: "To be honest, her performances were some of the best I've seen in my coaching career. Both of her swims were really impressive and a pleasure to watch. She swam faster than anyone expected her to do.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Harbor
Favorite subject: English
Favorite movie: "The Illusionist''
Favorite food: Fajitas
Favorite song: "Breakeven'' by The Script
Outside interests: Running cross country and track, and hanging out with friends
Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Ryan Lochte
Best athlete I ever competed with: Sarah Kaneshiki
Best athlete I ever competed against: Maddie Hoch
Most influential people on my athletic career: Glenn Giles, Andy Smearman, and my father, Keith
Proudest athletic achievement: Getting two gold medals at districts
How I got my start in swimming: "I started taking lessons at Prospect Pool and started competing with the Blairmont team.''
Future goal: "To swim in college, improve my times and qualify for a larger meet.''