Senior Spotlight: Lindsay Diehl

Diehl is an accomplished distance swimmer at Saucon Valley.

As is the case with many of Head Coach Ed Kolosky's swimmers, Lindsay Diehl began her competitive swimming career as a ninth-grader. Lindsay specializes individually in the distance events, including 200m Freestyle and 500m Freestyle, and is a member of the 200 and 400 Free Relay teams.

After her first year Lindsay improved her time and techniques to qualify for Districts in both 10th and 11th grades. As a senior this year she recorded her career best time of 6:11 in the 500m Freestyle and has already achieved the qualifying time for the 2011 Districts. 

"Lindsay’s work ethic puts her in an elite category among swimmers. She knows, and puts into practice, what must be done in order to make gains," Kolosky said. "I would also have to say that she is a patient person, and understands that those gains will only come over a period of time, and through hard work."

Kolosky added that "Lindsay’s technique is practically flawless and watching her swim is a thing of beauty, as she seemingly glides through the water. She is a quiet leader, and the younger swimmers watch her and have picked up on many of her techniques."

He concluded that, "with all of those positive qualities, she is one of the most humble athletes I have ever coached. She will truly be missed as she moves onto studying and swimming at the collegiate level next year. I wish her continued success and happiness always!"

Lindsay would like to continue swimming at either Elizabethtown or Gettysburg, where she wants to major in environmental science. She is a member of Saucon Valley's chapter of the National Honor Society, the model UN and a flutist in the school's band. 

When she is not involved with school activities, she does what she has done since she was three years old--she dances with the Saucon Valley Conservatory. She is a member of the "Diamonds," competing twice a year in tap, ballet, jazz and lyrical (a dance style that is not as formal as ballet nor as free as jazz).  

Lindsay has an older sister, Melissa, and is the daughter of Brian and Janet Diehl.


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