Multiple Teams · Committed to Excellence — Connecting with Thomas Swanson


Today we are going to check in with sophomore Thomas Swanson.  Swanson is a three sport athlete for Kent City, running cross country in the fall, playing basketball in the winter, and starring on the track and field team in the spring.   Last fall, Swanson earned 1st team all-conference in the CSAA Silver by finishing in 5th place in multiple races, helping Kent City capture their fourth consecutive conference title.   During the winter, Swanson was a starter for the junior varsity basketball team.   Last spring, Swanson also earned all-conference by placing third in the 1600 m and 800 m.   His track and field team won their second consecutive CSAA Silver title in 2019.

1. How have you kept yourself busy?
I have kept myself busy by watching The Office on Netflix, working out, and playing video games.

2. What do your at home workouts look like?
My home workouts consist of lifting and running.
3. What do you miss most about school?  Why? 
 I miss playing sports every day and seeing my friends.
4. What book are you reading?   Would you recommend it to a friend?  Why or Why not?   
 I am reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I would recommend it to a friend because I have enjoyed it so far.
5. Who in Kent City has made a positive impact on your life?   What have they done for you?
Coach Stuhan has made a positive impact on my life. He pushed me to become a better basketball player and a better person.

6. What is something you will never forget about the 2019-20 cross country/basketball seasons and what were you looking forward to this track season?  
I will never forget crushing my previous personal record on the last race of my cross country season. I was looking forward to beating my times and making friends during the 2020 track season.

We are encouraging all student-athletes to remain active during this time of social distancing due to the coronavirus.   A valuable resources for all Kent City students is our online strength and conditioning program, PLT4M.   PLT4M has created a Remote Fitness workout that can be done at home without any equipment.   Many of our student-athletes are already on PLT4M and simply need to log in.  If you are not on PLT4M, here is a link you can use for more information: PLTM Workouts 4-19 — 4-25.    Other questions can be directed to Coach Gropp at zach.gropp@kentcityschools.org and he will get you up and running — literally.