BK Outstanding Student Athlete: Riley's Aiden Maurer
Last winter, Riley's boys swimming and diving team claimed their third consecutive team sectional titles.
One of the steadfast leaders in the pool the last three seasons is Aiden Maurer.
Take a look at this week's Outstanding Student Athlete, who is already making a splash in his senior season.
"Eat, sleep, breathe Riley Swimming,” said Maurer.
That's Senior standout swimmer Aiden Maurer's motto.
"We used to joke when he was younger, ‘One day you'll be an Olympian,’” said Brett Maurer. “I just think he's really got his mind set on where he wants to go."
While Maurer has his sights set on a degree not necessarily the world stage, soon enough he could see his name on this board alongside an Olympian and the finest swimmers in South Bend's history.
Maurer is just seconds from breaking nearly six of the school pool records at Riley High School. His secret to success applies to both his performance in and out of the water.
He’s a part of Riley's Engineering Magnet Program, where he's learned the skills to set himself apart in the classroom and as a captain for Riley swim team
"For me, I know that I wake up at 4 in the morning, get here at 5:15, practice at 5:30,” said Maurer. “I'm here 5:30 to 5:30. Nothing but dedication.”
"I know it would make a lot of people happy to see Aiden's name up there on that board, because everyone knows just how hard he works,” said Brett. “He gets as much sleep as possible, he eats about as healthy as he can, drinks an incredible amount of water. I recall from my senior year that it had been mentioned that we were number eight in the country for engineering. The things that you learn in that program, not just creativity, but how to work through any program that comes up. We are constantly saying improvise, adapt, overcome, break it down trouble shoot it."