Austin Reed has several priorities: To have the best time in the pool, to have all "A"s in the classroom, and to set the standard for everyone around him.
"We think of him being such a great athlete, but he's a much stronger individual," says Austin's Swim Coach Barbara Palmer.
"My family really pushes me, they encourage me, and I think also, I just want to do the best I can," says Austin Reed.
"Austin is a very well-rounded individual. To be able to excel in the classroom, and be involved in other activities in his community and his school, it says a lot about his character," says Austin's Physics Teacher Alaina Erbaugh.
Austin is fourth in his class with a 4.2 g.p.a., he has attended Governor's school for the past two years, and he's been a member of the A honor roll all throughout high school.
"To be able to manage his time with all those AP courses, and Governor's school, and athletics says a lot," says Barbara Palmer.
"It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. I think I do want to do the very best in pretty much everything that I can," says Austin Reed.
"Austin is the total package. He's a great student, he's very much involved in his community, he goes to Governor's school, and he brings that to the pool," says Barbara Palmer.
He recently swam to two top ten finishes at States, and he's racked up several awards.
"I try to lead pretty much by example, try to be a good teammate, try to be a good swimmer," says Austin Reed.
"Austin Reed is a very special person. An individual that will be hard to replace next year. We hope his legacy that he leaves behind, someone else will pick it up. He's a great one. We'll miss him," says Barbara Palmer.