TAPinto: How did you get started in swimming competitively and how long have you been swimming?
Duytam: I’ve been swimming since I was 6. My parents made me join seals and even though I didn’t really like it, I became really good friends with Jack Armstrong so I stuck with it.
TAPinto: What do you like most about your team?
I really like that GL has a dedicated core of nonclub swimmers that can focus on high school swimming.
TAPinto: Do you have any pre-meet rituals/superstitions?
Duytam: Every time I talk to Bailey and Ellis I swim faster so I try to do that as much as possible.
TAPinto: Have you changed your training to reach the MOC level?
Duytam: I retired from club swimming to become a full time high school swimmer which let me place an emphasis on taper that allowed me to succeed.
TAPinto: Have you met your Season Goal?
Duytam: My season goal was to get into the 200 Free relay and bring it to MOC’s. I’d like to say I achieved this goal.
TAPinto: What is your favorite class/professor/why?
I really love physics. Something about the subject just really interests me.
TAPinto: Future plans -- College and major?
Duytam: Probably philosophy at Davidson.
TAPinto: Favorite athlete of all time?
Duytam: Tim Sienko - When I swam with him on Seals he tried his hardest on each and every set and this really inspired me.
TAPinto: Any other comments
Dutam: I want to thank Vandy commit Jack O’Halloran and Davidson commit Kilian Quinn for leading a talented team of juniors, seniors, and also Bailey Gold to MOCs.