Norman North’s Bria Boreham – OKC Area Girls Swim Poll Winner – Presented by Integris Edmond

Norman North High School swimmer Bria Boreham got her start in the sport after she tried nearly every other sport she could play.

“I started swimming when I was 10 after I tried basically every other sport and discovered, very quickly, that I wasn’t very good at land sports, so I thought I’d try the water,” she said. “I’ve always loved swimming, and as soon as I found out I could do it as a competitive sport, I was in and I’ve loved it ever since.”

That love for the sport carries over to her teammates. She is appreciative of the hard work they put in and how they can all come together as a team.

“We all work so hard for the same goals and we give it everything,” she said. “We’re always at the extra practices and I know that they all want the best for me. It’s a really tight-knit family. We get to have a laugh even when we’re tired, and it’s nice to have people that you’re so comfortable around.”

The Norman North sophomore is very proud to represent the Timberwolves in the pool.

“I like the fact that I can make my school proud,” she said. “Norman North doesn’t have the biggest swim team in the state, so it’s nice to bring positive attention to our school.”

Boreham had a great season this year, and the ambitious athlete already has her sights set on her goals for next year.

“This season I cut some time in a few of my events, so it was a very successful season,” she said. “Next season I hope to cut more time, and win a state title.”

One of her favorite memories in her sport is winning competitive state when she was 12 years old.

“It made me really proud because it was the first time anyone noticed me, and it gave me the motivation I needed to get to the next level of my swimming,” she said.

Outside of swimming for the Timberwolves, Boreham is involved in National Honor Society and competes with Sooner Swim Club. After high school she plans to continue swimming in college while pursuing a career in the pediatric oncology field. The high standards she sets for herself are what motivates her to be her best. And, of course, there is always another great motivator.

“I have a strong desire to be the best, which always pushes me,” Boreham said of what motivates her. “I also want to be at a top college, so I strive for the highest grades and best swims. And of course, food!”