Amy Mueller Named Athlete of the Month

May 01, 2018, 8:40 a.m. (ET)

Amy Mueller, an 18-year-old member of BGC Gaviatas in Endicott, N.Y., has been named the Athlete of the Month for April.

Amy, from Binghamton, N.Y., has done a little bit of everything in synchro, from representing her association at conventions to becoming a judge to assisting her teammates any way she can, said her coach, Marta Foster.

“Amy is always emotionally supportive of her teammates and will offer to help younger teammates learn new techniques. When coaches are busy judging at meets she offers to help gel younger teammates’ hair and make sure they are where they are supposed to be on time,” Foster said.

“Amy was unanimously elected to be the Association Athlete Representative and attended two conventions. She then participated in the Association meeting and presented a well thought-out summary of the athlete meetings from convention. These are just two of the many ways she consistently goes above and beyond as a leader.”

Two years ago, Amy approached her coach about becoming a judge. She soon went through the training and is now a Level 1 judge. “She is the only one of her synchro teammates to have done this,” Foster said.

If it involves synchro or speed swimming, Amy is there to volunteer. She helps set up and manage deck duties when their association runs meets, and she’s been in charge of scoring and staffing for the boys and girls modified speed swim teams and a boys varsity swim team. She is a volunteer instructor for Learn to Swim and Intro to Competitive Swim for middle school and high school students, and has been a lifeguard at The Boys & Girls Club for two years.

She also keeps busy with church and school activities. Amy was the regional student representative/delegate at the Presbyterian Church USA Triennium at Purdue University. She is a peer mentor for her church youth group and is a member of the handbell choir.

Amy has maintained a 94.5 average and was a scholar athlete for her high school speed swimming team from 2013 to the present. She has been the History Club president since 2016 and was a Science Olympiad medalist in 2017 and 2018.

Mueller will be attending Clarkson University to study chemical engineering and compete with the school’s speed swimming team.

Amy, USA Synchro is proud to name you as its Swimmer of the Month!

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