Experienced at an early age

Athlete focus – Luc Ferrer, swimmer


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Luc has years of practice in this environment.

Luc Ferrer was already doing club swimming in elementary school and middle school, so when the high school season opened up his coach wanted him to try it on campus. “I’ve gone to two championships called SWAGR (Southwestern Age Group Regionals) and Junior Olympics,” he said. “I didn’t break any official records, but I did break personal records.”

Personal record breaking is important and sets up goals for the future. Ferrer’s most memorable meet, in fact, was Junior Olympics, “mainly because I dropped a lot of time on a lot of my races,” he said.

In middle school, COVID gave him a long break from swimming and that slowed him down, but he’s back in the pool this year and loving it. “I like backstroke, individual and relay,” said Ferrer. “I plan to do college swim.” He’s hoping to do that at either Arizona State University (ASU) or UC Los Angeles.

For those considering pursuing a place on the swim team, or any sport, he said, “Be confident about what you’re doing. If you’re not confident at all you can’t really get any better at the sport.”

Ferrer is the younger of two brothers. His older brother Ronin is 17.