Alexa Biffoni, C. Milton Wright, swimming

Q&A --

February 25, 2007|By BILL FREE

Junior Alexa Biffoni was praised by C. Milton Wright swimming coach Jenna Lopeno for her consistency this season for the 10-3 Mustangs. Biffoni's specialties are the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle, along with the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays. She helped the girls team take fifth place in the regionals. "Any event we put her in, she would always score points for us," Lopeno said. "She might not always win, but she would place either second or third."

What does being on the C. Milton Wright swimming team mean to you?

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but it means a lot to me. I've met a lot of my good friends on the team.

How would you assess your performance this season?

I think it's a pretty good season. I've dropped in all my times, and at regionals I got fourth in [the 100 butterfly] and I qualified in all my events for states.

What are your expectations for next season?

Well, I hope to move up in the butterfly because that's my best stroke. So, hopefully, I get either first or second [in regionals]. Hopefully, I get captain. That will mean a lot because it's chosen by the swimmers.

What was your top performance this season?

Definitely the 100 fly at counties. I got third place [1:07.54]. Next year, I'm definitely going to try to get a 1:05 if I can drop that much time.

What do you most want to improve on next season?

Obviously, my fly, but also the relays. Hopefully, we at least can try and win a relay because we're always really close with the other teams. We know we can do it. But we usually get second and third. So that will be cool to finally win a relay with the other girls.

Do you play any other sports?

No, I just swim. But I swim in the summer for Bel Air club, and I used to do it year-round, but then when I started swimming in high school, I decided just to do that.

How did you get started in swimming?

I was like a baby and my mom put me in the water in a floatie, and I've been swimming ever since. I was swimming every day, and my mom said I would say every time we arrived at the pool, "Oh, the pool," and I'd just jump right in, even though I was just 2 or 3. I started year-round swimming when I was 7.

Do you have any college expectations?

I'll probably look at Salisbury or Towson or colleges in-state that are close because my mom doesn't want me going out of state, and I really don't want to, either. I'll probably just look at local colleges.

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