Isaac Temores Looks to Lead Swimming and Diving to Success
The Wabash swimming and diving team boasts many leaders around campus. One of them is Isaac Temores ’22, a LaPorte, Indiana native majoring in Psychology and minoring in French. He is currently the President of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, the head lifeguard at the Natatorium, and a member of the French Club and the JED Campus Team – which serves to better mental health at Wabash College.
Temores landed at Wabash through one of his high school swimming teammates. “In high school, I had no idea what or where Wabash college was,” Temores said. “The only idea that I had of it was that it was all-male and that my high school teammate committed to Wabash for swimming. The next year, when he was a freshman here and I was a senior in high school, he invited me out for a recruiting visit and I fell in love with the place during that same visit. I was just going to take the ‘normal’ route of college by just going to Purdue or IU, but I felt that Wabash was the right place for me. It was also the only college to give me an offer to swim for them so I took it up and the rest is history.”
In fact the most influential person in Temores’ Wabash career was the very person who recruited him to Wabash, Ben Klimczak ’21. “He committed my junior year of high school and was the one who suggested I take a visit,” Temores said. “When I came on that visit, he also gave me a tour of Delt, which led to me getting a bid, accepting the bid, and eventually becoming president. Without Ben, I would not have come to Wabash, nor joined Delt, so a huge thanks to him.”
Temores has had many opportunities to create wonderful memories during his time at the College. “I have several favorite memories from my Wabash swimming career, but my favorite has to be the NCAC championship meet my sophomore year,” Temores said. “Going into a meet, we knew we had to be on our A-game to beat D*****. On top of that, I had a disappointing season my freshman year, so I went into that meet with some extra motivation for sure. On the last day of the meet, we ended up whooping on D***** by more than 200 points, which is a lot in terms of swimming. Along with that, I set personal bests in all my events and even broke a school record.”
When he’s not in the swimming pool or the classroom, during the few times he finds some free time, Temores enjoys making music, lifting, and watching sports.
“After Wabash, I plan on attending Ball State University for my Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology,” Temores said. “I’d like to become a sports psychologist and work for a professional sports team like the Colts and Pacers.”
Until then, Temores will be able to reap the benefits of his work at Wabash as he enjoys his senior year and final swimming season. Temores will serve as one of the captains for the team throughout the 2021-2022 season.