ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - For only being a junior, ASH swimmer Brianna Serret already has her name in the school record books six times. Last Saturday at the Red River High School Swimming Conference Championship Meet she re-broke a 26-year-old record in the 100-yard backstroke earning her our Athlete of the Week.
"I could feel it,” said Serret. “Before I touched the wall, I mean, I knew it. You have a feeling, if you're going fast enough, you know what time you can make."
Four weeks earlier, Serret broke Kara Goodin's 100-yard backstroke record time of 1:02.81, set back in 1990, finishing first-place in the event with a time of 1:01.73 at the Bulldog Aquatic Invitational Swim Meet in Ruston. This past Saturday she outdid herself, rewriting the record book with a time of 59.58.
"First time I broke it I think I went 1:01 and I was like, 'Okay. I can definitely go faster than that.' I knew I could do it,” added Serret. “It was just a matter of when and where."
ASH swim coach Wally Fall has been coaching swimmers for 50 years now, 30 for the Trojans. He says Serret is one of the two fastest female swimmers he's ever coached.
"Long story short, she's a female shark,” explained Fall. “She can swim all the strokes, except breaststroke, very well. She's an accomplished backstroker and butterflier. Those are her two best and her two favorites."
They say lightning doesn't strike twice in the same spot, but Brianna Serret has proven that wrong in the pool in just the span of a month. Serret and the ASH swim team now head to Sulphur for the state swim meet Friday and Saturday morning as the Trojans will try to win a state title.