Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Jan. 31: Brandon Truong

Senior captain holds 4.0 GPA, leads swim team to undefeated league season.

Thomas Jefferson High School senior Brandon Truong, swim, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Jan. 31.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: Math.

Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: Drinking water.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: Not just one person; my swim coaches, my teammates, Mr. Norris and Sr. Morgan.

Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:

A: “Don’t just go through the motions.”

Q: Describe your pre-game ritual and your favorite post-game meal.

A: Pre-game ritual – I like to block out any pressure or negativity. Post-game – I celebrate with the boys.

Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

A: “May I Ask,” by Luke Chiang.

From the sideline: Thomas Jefferson High School senior captain Brandon Truong has been on the TJHS varsity swim team all four years of his high school career. He has been a powerhouse for the Raiders, not only in the pool but in the classroom as well. Academically, he maintains a 4.0 GPA, is the Math Team president and is also a member of both Key Club and Honor Society. In the pool, Brandon is a key component of the TJ swim team’s success, leading by example with his natural leadership skills and ability to push to the limit. Last year he scored the most points of anyone on the Raiders team, earning him the MVP award for Thomas Jefferson and was voted into the First Team Olympic Division by the NPSL coaches. This season, Brandon has already clinched league qualifying times in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, as well as district qualifying times in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, which he placed eighth at West Central Districts last year. Brandon has helped lead his team to three victories making TJHS undefeated this season to date.

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