Every Monday night for the rest of the high school year, our sports staff will name a Sentinel Athlete of the Week featuring one area athlete who stood out on the field.
This week we select Carlisle swimmer Devon Chenot. During the Mid-Penn Swimming Championships, the senior took first in the 100 fly with a time of 51 seconds and in the 50 free with a time of 20.95.
That’s not all. He also helped his team to a second-place finish in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:28.17.
Q: What are your keys to success as a swimmer?
A: Some of the things that have made me successful as a swimmer are having a great attention to detail, an attitude to keep the sport fun and a way to forget a bad race or meet when you have one.
Q: What hobbies do you have outside of your sport?
A: Outside of swimming I enjoy being a fan of many other sports, and I enjoy doing some cross fit training as a change of pace from swimming.
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
A: If I could have any job in the world it would be to swim for a living because I’ve grown up seeing these people who have brought swimming into the mainstream, and I would want to continue to do that.
Q: Who inspires you the most in life?
A: The person who inspires me most in life is my father. I see the attention to detail and dedication to his work he has, and I try to model myself after that. I’ve seen my father persevere through some of the toughest situations I can imagine, and his strength in those situations has made me stronger in times of hardship.
Q: In your opinion, what is the hardest and most nerve-wracking thing about postseason swimming?
A: The hardest part of postseason swimming is the fact that you know everyone is rested and at their best, and you just hope all the hard work you have put in will be worth it in the end and you will be rewarded for the time and dedication you’ve put forth.