Gold Medal Goals


Faith Guyer is 15 years old and has been swimming on the Lebanon YMCA swim team since she was 10 years old. Faith will tell you her goal in life is to represent the United States as an Olympic swimmer. This would be far out of reach for most, but not Faith. She is in the pool ten to fifteen hours per week with the YMCA Lebanon Yellow Jacket swim team. It is not unusual to find Faith putting in hard work pushing herself before practice and while the rest of the team is “on break”.

Along with achieving high point or runner-up at most Y meets, Faith has a 14th place national virtual meet award in the 200 Individual Medley event. Her proudest moment was in March 2016 at the Heartland Area Championship. She was the first person ever from the Ozarks Region to take gold in an event. Faith won the 400 Yard Individual Medley with a time of 4:57.37. Interestingly, this is an event Michael Phelps refuses to compete in! With Faith’s hard work and dedication, she is well on her way to success.

We are so pleased that Faith refers to our Lebanon YMCA pool as her “home pool” and we are eager to stand alongside her coach, Chris Williams, and cheer her on!

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