Athlete Highlight: Caleb Ellis
WHEN DID YOU START SWIMMING?
I started swimming when i was 6 on a club team called the Warrensburg Piranhas.
WHAT OTHER SWIMMER DO YOU TALK TO FOR SUPPORT AND ADVICE?
Definitely my teammates on Empire and West and some other swimmers on my college team.
HOW DO YOU HELP YOUR TEAMMATES GET BETTER?
I think it’s really mutual because they help me get better everyday. It’s a lot of fun to have a group of guys to race during practice.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING YOU ENJOY THE MOST?
The team 100%. I’ve never felt so apart of something before and I always look forward to next season.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO WIN AN EVENT AT THE MISSOURI HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET THIS YEAR?
It felt long awaited and that’s definitely one of my favorite races ever. It felt really good to get my hand on the wall first and look up into the stands and see all my teammates and coaches.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO AFTER COLLEGE?
I would definitely try to see where swimming takes me after college and try my best to perform at the highest level.