Libby Staver

Age: 16

Sport: Pleasant Valley H.S. Girls swimming

Coach: Frank DeMaria

How do you train? For training, practice is nine times a week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday is two practices, the morning (one hour lifting and one hour swim) and a two-hour swim at night. Then a Saturday morning practice for two hours.

What would you say to someone who wants to try swimming? For someone who wants to do the sport I would recommend it. The swim team is one big family and no one is ever judged which is honestly the best part about the people on it. There is a lot of time and hard work that needs to be put into it though, but that just makes us closer.

What are your post-high school plans? After high school I plan to go to college and swim for a Division 1 school and I am still looking for a major.

Coach's reason for nomination: Libby won the 200 free at the Muscatine meet and Galesburg meet, she is also a part of many winning relays and is headed to state.

--Alyssa Paulson