BELVIDERE – Belvidere Co-op swimmer Daryl Kay is our WREX Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rock Valley College.
Kay is swimming for his high school team for the first time as a senior, and qualified for the state meet. He wasn’t necessarily expecting that.
“Absolutely not, but it was something that I wished for,” Kay said. “We put in the work.”
Kay is the son of British parents and moved around a lot in his younger years. He lost his accent a long time ago, and got caught trying to put on a show for his grandparents.
“They noticed that my accent was pretty bad because I was faking one,” Kay said. “They kind of made fun of me for that.”
There’s no faking Kay’s ability in the pool. He hopes to put on a show at the state meet this weekend.