Nearly every time OTHS swimmer and team captain Alex Mueller has jumped into the pool over the past four years the results have been positive. Now competing in his fourth varsity season, the 17-year old senior has been one of Coach Kim Eddys most consistent scorers.
A member of the OTHS record holding 400 freestyle relay team, Mueller has demonstrated his versatility in the pool with multiple wins as a relay swimmer and in individual events.
Characterized as the OTHS swim teams hardest worker by Eddy, the Panther senior, the son of Jeff and Kristi Mueller, recently collected an individual first place medal and was part of a winning relay effort in OFallons final regular season meet.
Adding points to the OTHS teams total has been commonplace for Mueller beginning in his freshman season.
"Alex is an outstanding athlete and student," Eddy said. "He is a strong competitor and is a dedicated swimmer. His leadership and work ethic over the past four years have been exemplary. He will be irreplaceable next year."
"I swim because it is great exercise and because I have many friends on the team," Mueller said. "I first joined the OFallon Breakers summer swim team when I was ten. The main reasons I joined were because my brother wanted to try out for the swim team and because some of my friends swam too. A supportive coaching staff and competitive teammates have helped me succeed.
"Swimming has helped me refine my time management skills," added the OFallon senior.