Issaquah Eagles junior Chris Leu (pictured) competes in a race in the season opener against the Liberty Patriots on Nov. 29. Leu advanced to the Class 4A state swim meet during the 2017-18 season in the 200 free and 100 fly. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Issaquah Eagles junior Chris Leu (pictured) competes in a race in the season opener against the Liberty Patriots on Nov. 29. Leu advanced to the Class 4A state swim meet during the 2017-18 season in the 200 free and 100 fly. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Leu is determined to dominate

Issaquah junior is focused on continued improvement.

Swimming swiftly in the pool is something that comes naturally to Issaquah Eagles junior Chris Leu.

Leu, who advanced to the Class 4A state meet last season in the 200 free and 100 fly as a sophomore, is determined to return to the state meet in February of 2019 in his two favorite events.

“It is pretty intense during those races at state because you are surrounded by a ton of people who swim so fast. They challenge you and push you to go faster than you’ve ever gone before. It was a really great experience,” Leu said.

Leu wants to improve his times in the 200 free and 100 fly during his junior season with the Eagles.

“I definitely want to make it back to state and hopefully get under a 45 (seconds) in the 200 free and under a 51 (seconds) in the 100 fly,” Leu said.

Recently the Issaquah Reporter had an opportunity to ask Leu a few questions about his life away from the pool.

Issaquah Reporter: What is your favorite movie of all time?

Chris Leu: It would probably be the “The Other Guys.” Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell (actors) just crack me up in that movie.

IR: What is your biggest pet peeve?

CL: Honestly, I really don’t have one. I just make do with what happens to me.

IR: What is your dream vacation spot?

CL: I really like Hawaii. Hawaii is really nice. I just like the beaches there. It is a really relaxing area.

IR: How many text messages do you send per day?

CL: Surprisingly, I don’t send that many text messages. I use SnapChat and Instagram a lot. I do that more than I can keep track of.

IR: Where do you see yourself in five years?

CL: Hopefully in college swimming, if possible, and hopefully doing something I really love.

IR: What is your favorite hobby away from swimming?

CL: I like to read a lot and hang out with my friends.

IR: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?

CL: My friend Jeremy Kim (Skyline High School student). We go hard when we go eat!

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