Don Jupp, Sports Performance Director, chose swimmers Aaron Rosen and Sam Krew as January’s Athletes of the Month. “Sam and Aaron are two of our most consistent athletes and their hard work has been paying off,” Don said. “We are very proud of them and all the success they are having in the pool. Great job and keep working hard!”

 FullSizeRender (4)Aaron Rosen

Aaron has been competing in swimming since he was five-years old because he likes the competition of racing other swimmers. He has been swimming for Scottsdale Aquatic Club for two years and has been doing his strength and conditioning at the Center for the past six months with Josh Petchul, Don Jupp and Dave D’Ambrosio. Aaron’s favorite stroke is the butterfly and his favorite events are the 400 IM, 200 Fly, 100 Fly and 1000 Free. When he gets older, he would like to compete for the University of Florida and he would like his career to be in pediatrics or professional swimming. In his free time, Aaron likes to hang out with his friends and play football. His favorite swimmer is Michael Phelps and his favorite thing about swimming is seeing his friends every day and his least favorite is getting up early for morning practices.

 IMG_2169Sam Krew

Sam has been competing and swimming for Scottsdale Aquatic Club for six years and enjoys swimming because of her love for the water. For the past nine months at the Center, Josh Petchul, Don Jupp and Dave D’Ambrosio have been training her in strength and conditioning specific toward swimming. She’s also recovered from a shoulder injury with Rachel Evans, PT, who helped rehab her and get her back in the water. When she gets older, she would like to compete for Stanford and she would like her career to be in orthopedic surgery. Her favorite stroke is the butterfly and favorite event is the individual medley. In her free time, Sam enjoys reading, skiing and spending time with friends. Her favorite swimmer is Claire Donahue and her favorite thing about swimming is getting faster and better at her strokes and hard work. Her least favorite is waking up early for morning practices.