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Athlete of the Week - Carson Faley

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Byron co-op swimmer Carson Faley.

Byron Co-op swimmer Carson Faley is our new honoree.

BYRON (WREX) — The recipe to success has some naturally to Byron co-op swimmer Carson Faley.

"The key is making sure you're getting to practice," said Faley. "Making sure you're giving your best effort and then just making sure you're sticking with everyone on your team and making sure everyone's involved."

Alongside his talent, Faley is a pleasure to coach.

"If I could take a million Carsons, I'd take a million Carsons," said Byron co-op head coach Stacey Kilmer. "He's a hard worker, you tell him to jump he says 'how high', you give him a hard set and he says 'this is scary, I like it."

Since Byron's swimming teams are co-op, kids like Carson travel everyday to take part. Faley travels all the way from Dixon.

"His dedication, this kid, he gets up every morning, he goes and works out at the YMCA, he lives in Dixon so he has to drive a considerable amount to get to Byron," said Kilmer. "He works out twice a day, six days a week and is nonstop."

When Byron and Dixon go head-to-head in other sports, it's tough to root for one of the two.

"In football, and in basketball, in wrestling it's definitely different because I have all the gear from Byron and Dixon, especially when they go against each other I cheer for both," said Faley. "I stick with Dixon but it's nice to see them both do well."

Swimming is Faley's passion, but can also translate to other aspects of life.

"Help me balance out my life and school and swimming," said Faley. "I think it'll help with college and then the work force, especially with the family stuff being able to make time for all the small things."

A busy guy, Carson Faley makes time for all the important things in life.

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Sports Reporter

Sam Knox joined the 13 Sports Authority team in Spring of 2020 after graduating from Emerson College. Sam majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Sports Communication.

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