Reporter Athlete of the Week: Antonio Ortiz

Lindbergh High School’s Antonio Ortiz, swim, was selected as the Renton Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week for Dec. 28.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Aerospace because I like to work with my hands.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Read and sing

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My parents because they are supportive of every decision that brought me to this point.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Before every meet, I listen to my music to get me in the right mindset.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: Pretty much any Khalid song or collaboration

From the Sideline

“Antonio achieved a state qualifying time (in the 500 freestyle) at last Thursday’s swim meet. Antonio is not a year-round swimmer and achieving a state qualifying time, the first time he swam it this year, is a true testament to his work ethic. His hard work and determination throughout the off-season really got him into shape for this upcoming swim season. The sky is the limit on Antonio’s potential and it’s going to be exciting to see as he progresses this season.” — Coach Roger Miron