Meet the Athlete: Leila Campbell


Ayelel Meyen

Senior Leila Campbell runs through her routines April 26. Park prepares for their away meet at Blake April 28.

Alex Hoag

How did you get into synchro?

My neighbor did synchro and my cousin did synchro. I was really young when I started club synchro, maybe eight, and then I went to the high school team from there.

How long have you been doing synchro?

I’ve been doing synchro for 11 years.

What is your favorite part about the sport?

I really like performing and I like the team because we’re all really close.

What is the most challenging part of synchro?

Balancing working out too much and not working out enough. You don’t want to get burnt out but you also want to practice and get strong enough to be able to perform.

How has your synchro experience been at Park?

It’s been really good. We’re all really close and it’s really fun.

What’s something you’re proud of from this season?

I’m proud of getting first at our last three meets, which was my goal because our biggest competition in our conference was there.

What are some goals for the rest of the season?

I really want to place at state and I want our team to place at sections.

Do you have any advice for new swimmers?

Just keep at it, it gets easier. It’s pretty hard the first month or two, but it gets much easier.