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Charlie Parrella

Charlie Parrella
Scorpions Senior Swimmer

Where are you from?
Born and raised in Sedona.

What sports do you play?
Swimming and I weight lift.

Which is your favorite?
I like swimming a lot. I just started but it’s awesome, I love it.

What’s the best part about it?
Swimming with all my friends, we’re in the same section.

The worst?
The extreme practices that are extremely difficult.

What’s your favorite thing to do when not playing sports?
Working out, swimming but not as a sport, and hanging out with friends.

What’s your favorite television show?
“Game of Thrones.”

What do you aspire to be when you’re older?
Something in business.

What kinds of valuable lessons have you learned from doing sports?
Stick with it, go hard as you can 100 percent, and just be your best and have fun.

Do you have a favorite book?
“Wheel of Time” by Robert Jordan.

Do you have a favorite food?
Hamburger and fries.

Do you have any pregame routines or superstitions?
No superstitions, freak out a little bit before and just jump in.

What kinds of past experiences have you had that inspired you to keep working hard?
I always had fun swimming with my dad when I was younger and he just pushed me into doing it this year, and I’m just thankful for it.

What are you most looking forward to in your senior year?
Spending lots of time with my friends, having an easier, more relaxed year and looking forward to college.

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Every week we will pick one student athlete from a local school to feature in a question and answer session. The Athlete Q&A column can be found on the Sports & Recreation page every Friday in the Sedona Red Rock News.

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