Scholar Athlete: Northside Sophomore Swim, Max Myer

Northside high school sophomore Max Myer has had a leg up on the competition this year making the state cut in his very first swim meet of the season.

“I’ve made in the 50 free and the 100 free,” says Myer. 

He’s no stranger to either event, qualifying for both last year and even competed in two relays. When the swim season is over he makes the transition into tennis and has no problem keeping his grades up along the way.

“It’s one of those sports, it’s you do have to train, but it’s very easy to balance like school, work, and all of your other activities,” says Myer. 

When he’s not in the pool, he spends a lot of his time in the engineering program at Northside where he is able to learn the basics of engineering rather than getting thrown right into it when he gets to college.

“We learn about all the different ice-chips and stuff like that and right now we are using the computers to design it and then make it into a reality and it is just kind of cool to see the transition,” says Myer. 

Maintaining a 4.1 GPA as a two sport athlete can be tough especially as a sophomore. Max has received some pretty good advice as to how to keep the balance.

“My AP world history teacher told me you can either have social, academic, or like sports, you can’t have all three, but you can pick two so I think having that kind of mindset helps,” says Myer. 

Max will compete in the GHSA swimming and diving state championship February 1st-3rd at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Congratulations to Max Myer of Northside high school, this weeks scholar athlete. 

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