Aidan O'Brien named CCSD Athlete of the Week

Aidan O'Brien

Cobb Schools' Athlete of the Week (AOW) program is a weekly recognition student-athletes that perform at high levels in their sport, in the classroom, and in their school communities. Lassiter senior, Aidan O'Brien was named male Athlete on January 22.

A four-year varsity swimmer, Aidan just finished up his senior regular season and is preparing for the county meet. He is a team captain, as well as one of the team's biggest cheerleaders. When not swimming for the Trojans, he swims for the Marietta Marlins, a local club team. He is also a leader in the classroom. He has a 4.596 GPA and plans to study Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is currently taking two Dual Enrollment classes at Georgia Tech, Multivariable Calculus and Computer Science, as well as three other AP classes at Lassiter.

"Aidan is an asset to the team in a variety of ways," said his coach Brittany Hughes. "He is an excellent swimmer, he takes his leadership role seriously, he shows up for every event, he is always encouraging his teammates, and he does a great job of including everyone from every grade. He has held team meetings with the boys before every meet to get them pumped up and this past weekend he expanded that to a full team meeting that included the girls."

"He has given his time, energy, and heart to the team this year. Not only is he at all the meets but he has done a tremendous job motivating the boys and leading the younger members. He is always willing to swim whatever event is best for the team. Swim and Dive will miss Aidan after this year," said Coach Hughes proudly.