By Jessica Cuevas – Staff Reporter
Junior Kevin Keramis has aspired to improve and meet his personal goals during this year’s swim season.
Keramis has been apart of the boy’s swim team since freshman year and swims multiple events such as the 200 meter freestyle and a couple of the relays, but his best event is the 500 meter freestyle with a time of 5:48.
He is determined to break his personal records this year. Although he hasn’t reached his expectations yet, he plans to in the near future.
“Kevin is always enthusiastic about swimming,” senior captain Colby Brennan said. “He gives his all every day, even during the most difficult sets.”
Keramis’ swimming career began when he was six years old.
He discovered he had a natural talent for the sport so he then decided to continue his passions all the way throughout high school.
“Swim has been a part of my life for a long time,” Keramis said. “It’s taught me many valuable lessons about hard work and dedication and where all that can get you.”
Keramis has gradually progressed in his years of swimming and has improved his best times since he began his high school career.
Along with working on his own ambitions, he is always willing to aid his teammates in order to assist them in reaching their own goals.
“Kevin is always helping out the team,” senior captain Ian Hugo said. “Whether he is swimming the 500 or helping people out with their form, he’s always there to lend a hand.”
In addition to being helpful with his teammates, Keramis is also friendly and bonds with them very well.
“Kevin is the most enthusiastic when it comes to speaking to me,” senior Miguel Pinheiro said. “He likes to practice his Spanish, even though I’m Portuguese.”
Seeing as Keramis is not only amicable with the team, but also supportive as well, many believe he would make a great captain for next year’s season.
Even though he is only a junior, his teammates can already recognize leadership traits from him.
“Kevin always leads the lane during warm ups,” senior James Mercaldo said. “He has helped the team tremendously by swimming some of the most difficult events.”
The swim team concludes its season against West Haven on February 23.