Student Athlete of the Month: Senior Swimmer Lindsey Niehaus
By Sydney Schultz
Four year Seton varsity swimmer Lindsey Niehaus was recently named Seton’s Student Athlete of the Month for January 2014.
She began swimming at just three years old and has been swimming competitively for twelve years for the Cincinnati Marlins. Niehaus’s dedication to swimming helped her to break the school record in the 200 Medley relay last year. She still currently holds the school record. “I was so excited when I found out that I broke the school record. I had been working so hard and my hard work had finally paid off. I wish I could relive that moment,” said Niehaus when asked about her accomplishment.
Niehaus’s goal for Seton swimming this year is to qualify for State in both the 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke and to finish in the top 8 in the 100 backstroke. In order to make it to state, she would have to qualify to compete in the South West District Meet, and place in the top 24 out of all four districts combined.
So far in her season, she has earned herself many prestigious records. In the 50 Yard Free Style she has a record of :24:88, in the 100 Yard Free Style her best time is :53:83, and in the 100 Yard Back Stroke she has a time of :59:97.
Her future plans are to study Graphic Design in college. At this time, she is undecided as to where she wants to attend, but wherever she goes she plans to join the swim team.
Way to go, Lindsey!
Photo credits to Lori Bruewer