BEYOND THE GAME WITH SOPHIE LINDNER
Covenant Day School junior Sophie Lindner is working her way to the top of the swimming charts. The 16 year old daughter of Matt and Leslie Lindner competed in the Olympic Trials this past summer and hopes to return again in four years. Let’s go Beyond The Game to learn more about Sophie.
What led you to focus your attention on swimming?
“I focused on swimming because it was the sport I enjoyed most. I decided to become more serious about swimming because I was gifted at a sport that I loved.”
What events do you swim?
“I swim most events; mainly focusing on butterfly, backstroke, and freestyle.”
What is your best event and why?
“My best event is the 100 fly because it’s fun to swim and one of the shorter events.”
Describe your training schedule?
“I train everyday after school and two times a week before school on Mondays and Fridays at 5am. On Saturdays I train in the mornings. I have lifting and dry land four times a week to do cross training, strength, and power work.”
What are your top athletic accomplishments?
“Competing in Olympic Trials this past June, winning Junior National Championships two years in a row with my team, setting a national age group record with them this past December and receiving my first national time standard at age 14.” Where do you hope swimming takes you to next? “I hope swimming takes me to collegiate (NCAA) level competition and international level competition.”
How well do you perform in the classroom?
“I have a 4.4 weighted grade point average and I have been named as a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. I am a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society.”