Decatur High School sophomore Jack Springer, swimming, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Dec. 20.
Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?
A: My favorite subject is English.
Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?
A: I enjoy fishing, kayaking and spending time with friends.
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: My family and coaches.
Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:
A: “Showing up isn’t enough. You have to show up.”
Q: Describe your pre-game ritual and favorite post-game meal.
A: Warm-up is essential, and so are post-meet doughnuts.
Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?
A: “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits.
From the sideline: DHS sophomore Jack Springer led the Gator swim team by finishing in first place in the 200 and 500 freestyle at meets against Mount Rainier, Todd Beamer and Auburn Mountainview. Jack has already met the time standard to qualify him to participate in the 200 and 500 freestyle races at the West Central District Championship swim meet in February 2020. Jack competed in the 2019 WIAA 4A boys swim championship meet placing 20th in the 500 freestyle last year. He also earned NPSL Olympic Division 2nd Team honors. Jack also competes on a club swim team that participates in local and regional competitions year round. Jack is an exemplary scholar-athlete and has earned a 4.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average in a college prep course load including Advanced Placement social studies courses.