Athlete of the Week: Madison Coleman


Lucia Isenberg

Madison Coleman

By Eric Sims

Name: Madison Coleman

Sport: Swimming

Grade: 12

Accomplishments: 4-year letter winner, 4-year district qualifier, Undefeated in the 50 free, Team leader in points earned, District qualifier in 50 and 100 free, 4-year captain

Head Coach Tom Getz’s Quote: 

“Madison has had a great season to this point. Her swims have improved each week and she continues to get close to the 50 free record with every swim. She worked hard outside the pool during the shutdown and worked even harder when we got in the pool. She is one of the best team leaders I have ever had the privilege to coach and leads others by example. I expect her strong season to continue with the last two meets and I expect her to do well at Districts.”

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

MC: My friends asked me to join the summer swim team when I was around 8 years old, I loved it and I’ve  been swimming ever since 

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

MC: Atlanta Braves

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

MC: Michael Phelps

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

MC: My parents and grandparents. They have been supporting me since day 1 and are my biggest fans

EE: Favorite band /musician?

MC: I like a lot of bands, it’s hard to pick. If I had to choose it would probably be Twenty One Pilots

EE: Favorite movie/show?

MC: Stand By Me

EE: Favorite food?

MC: Pasta

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

MC: “Always give it your all in practices and in games. It will pay off in the end. Also, be humbled with any outcome, pay attention to it because you can learn what will make you better in your sport, and in life.”

EE: What are your future goals?

MC: “My goal for Districts is for our team to place well and get our personal best times.”