Haney smashes SHS swimming record

Junior Kenna Haney broke Sanderson High School’s record for the women’s 100 yd backstroke at Sanderson’s meet against Millbrook, Middle Creek, and Riverside on November 28. The previous record of 59.40 seconds set by Reid Jackson has been standing since 2012. Haney swam a lightning-fast 58.77 seconds, beating the record by 0.63 seconds.
Haney’s new record was achieved due to her hard work and commitment. As a year round swimmer for New Wave Swim Team, Haney is constantly working to gain strength as a competitive swimmer. In addition to completing two hour practices Monday through Friday, Haney also attends Crossfit before school three days a week and a two and a half hour practice every Saturday.
In order for her hard work in practice to really bring results, an athlete must also keep an eye on their health. Haney doesn’t have any dietary restrictions, yet she must make sure to receive the right nutrition to stay energized through her many practices. “I don’t follow any specific rules,” stated Haney. “I just like to make sure I’m fueling my body with the right stuff, so I eat pretty healthy on a regular basis.”
Haney’s Sanderson swim family has also played a role in helping her stay focused on her goals. She credits her teammates’ constant support as having the greatest impact on helping her break the record. “Something that always helps me stay competitive and motivated is knowing that I’m trying to get as many points as I can for the rest of the team,” stated Haney.
Haney has already had a successful start to the season, yet she hopes to continue to improve all of her times. In the future, she hopes to continue her swimming career in college by staying on track to commit in the fall of 2018.