Training life vs. Teenage life

Morgan Hawes trains for Olympic Trial times while keeping up with junior year

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Training life vs. Teenage life

Morgan Hawes practices her dives as she prepares for upcoming meets.

Morgan Hawes practices her dives as she prepares for upcoming meets.

Allison Raisner

Morgan Hawes practices her dives as she prepares for upcoming meets.

Allison Raisner

Allison Raisner

Morgan Hawes practices her dives as she prepares for upcoming meets.

By Allison Raisner, Carlmont High School

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Junior year can be stressful. College looms in the near future, SAT and ACT tests seem to happen every other weekend, and extracurriculars repeat day after day.

Being an athlete can be stressful. Coaches yell, practices are every day, sometimes twice a day, and competitions are every week.

Morgan Hawes is not your average junior; she swims for both the Alto Swim Club and Carlmont High School’s varsity swim team.

She’s not a regular student-athlete, either; Hawes is training to meet Olympic Trial times.

According to CollegeSwimming, Hawes is ranked 126th out of all female swimmers in the class of 2021. She is also 10th in California.

To experience Hawes’ struggles balancing social, athletic, and school lives, click below:Training Life vs. Teenage Life

This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on January 8, 2020.