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Athlete of the Week: Beth Lawson

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Name: Beth Lawson.
School: Oldham County Middle School.
Sport: Swimming.
Events: 100 and 200-meter freestyle.
Age: 13.
Hometown: La Grange.
Parents: Linda and Robin Lawson.
Accomplishments: Lawson has come a long way in her two years as a swimmer moving up to the OCHS varsity this season as an eighth-grader.
She started swimming in the summer with the Oldham County Piranhas.
“I just picked it up in the summer and really liked it,” Lawson said.
She swims the 100 and 200-meter freestyle for the OCHS program and also competes on relay teams.
“I like the challenge of swimming,” Lawson said. “I like pushing myself.”
School: An A student, Lawson said math is her favorite subject.
“I have a really good teacher in Mr. P (Joe Perceful) and he makes it really easy to understand,” Lawson said.
Other actitvities: Lawson is an avid reader of “almost anything,” and said her favorite book is “P.S., I love you.”
What the coach says:
“She has a great work ethic and shows up to practice everyday ready to give 110 percent,” OCHS assistant coach Jimmy Brown said. “She is going to be a really good swimmer for us.”