Kennett High School Senior Emils Jurcik has signed his National Letter of Intent to swim at Division I University of Connecticut.
Emils (sitting, middle) was surrounded by his parents Inta and Benjamin Jurcik and sister Amalija, as well as (standing from left) athletic director Mr. Sean Harvey, Delaware Swim Team Coach Pablo Mamolejo, Coach Cindy Millisonn, and Kennett High School Assistant Principal Mr. Jeff Thomas.
Emils has been swimming competitively since he was six years old. Swimming offers both an individual component and a real team spirit which is what sets the sport apart for Emils. He has been named to the All-State Swimming and Diving Team for his performances in the 500 freestyle and 100 individual medley, along with being named the co-winner for High Point at the 2017 Futures Championship in Geneva, Ohio.
Emils enjoyed his time swimming for Kennett High School, saying “there’s something about representing Kennett that makes me want to swim my best, and I want to carry that over to my teammates.”
In addition to juggling academics and swimming, Emils is also on the high school’s robotics team. He plans to study mechanical engineering.
“I am excited to swim for the University of Connecticut and I know it’s the right decision for me,” Emils says. “I just hope I didn’t mess up my signature.”
Emils is grateful to his family, friends, and coaches for their support in the classroom and in the pool.