Owasso freshman Benjamin Hopper caught the swim community by surprise when he jumped into the pool for the first time and immediately began training and developing into a competitive swimmer.
Owasso head coach Jenn Rudeen said of Hopper, “Ben started swimming over the summer and not only surprised us with how quickly he picked up the sport, but he also caught onto butterfly with ease, and it is one of the hardest strokes to learn. Ben is going to do big things.”
We caught up with the underclassman to learn more about him and what the future looks like for this Ram swimmer.
VYPE: Benjamin, are you really in the ninth grade?
Hopper: Yes, I am in the ninth grade.
VYPE: How long have you been swimming?
Hopper: Just under a year now.
VYPE: What do you love most about your team and teammates?
Hopper: My teammates mean the world to me. They help me whenever I need help with anything. Whether it is swim or school or even life.
VYPE: What have you enjoyed most about being part of the team?
Hopper: I enjoy getting to know people in our school that swim and get to have a more diverse friend group.
VYPE: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Hopper: I enjoy playing Xbox with my friends.