East Aurora, N.Y. (WKBW) -
When you look up at the East Aurora record wall in the school's swimming pool, you see Shelby MacSwan's name. The senior Blue Devil currently holds the school record in the 100 butterfly.
"I guess it's just really nice to see my hard work pay off," MacSwan said. "Just to have it kind of up there to know I got it, it also gives me something to work for and another time to beat."
Shelby is no stranger to breaking records. In just their first meet of the season, she earned another spot on the wall by recording the fastest 100 fly in her home pool.
"We've broken pool records at other pools but it's just not as special," she said. "It's nice when it's at the pool that you practice at everyday and kind of grew up swimming."
Shelby has come a long way. She started swimming when she was young. She calls it an accident that turned into a blessing.
"My mom signed me up by accident," she said. "She thought she was signing me up for swim lessons and she ended up signing me up for the swim team and I ended up loving it and stuck with it."
Years later, Shelby is a leader on the swim team and is already state bound. In just her first meet of the year, she not just broke the pool record but qualified for the state cut.
It's taken a lot to get there.
"To be successful in swimming, you have to dedicate so much of your time to it," Shelby said. "You have to swim almost everyday."
Shelby's swim career is far from over. She's planning on pursuing the sport in college after receiving quite a bit of interest.
"It's been really nice to just be reached out to by coaches and it's something that you never really expect," said Shelby. "But it's such an honor to have people interested in your swimming."
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