“Humans of Sacred Heart” – Alexandra Bastone ’23

How long have you been swimming and why did you decide to start?

“I have been swimming for 11 years.  I started taking lessons in the summer when I was 3 and began swimming year round with a club team when I was five.  I started swimming because my parents wanted me to be comfortable in the water and at first I hated the sport but later as I got better, I realized how much I loved it.”

How did you prepare for the National Catholic Championships?

“Leading up to the meet, I was training everyday, sometimes both before and after school, so going into it I was sore.  I swim with a club team in Greenwich, the YMCA Marlins, year round, so the training there and at Sacred Heart helped taper me and prepare me for the meet.”

What do you enjoy most about being on the Sacred Heart Greenwich swim team?

“My favorite aspect of being part of the Sacred Heart swim team is being able to create friendships with girls from different grades because I am one of the two freshmen on the team and having the chance to bond with girls from the Upper School is so fun.  We all have such a great time together in and out of the pool.”

The King Street Chronicle thanks freshman Alexandra Bastone ’23 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”