The Indian Creek boys swim roster has included at least one Brock brother every year since the beginning of the 2010-11 season.
Tucker, the youngest of the three siblings, is set on ending the eight-year run in style.
“Finishing in the top six at the state meet is something I really think I can do in the 100 butterfly,” said Brock, an Indian Creek senior who placed 18th in the event last season at the IUPUI Natatorium in a time of 51.83 seconds.
“That’s my goal this season, to make the podium.”
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He wouldn’t be the first in his family to do so.
Oldest brother Levi finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke and ninth in the 50 freestyle as a senior in the 2014 meet. Two years later, Wyeth narrowly missed earning a medal as a senior, coming in 12th in the 100 fly and 11th in the 100 backstroke.
Levi and Wyeth are currently both members of the Indiana University men’s swimming and diving program.
Tucker, who also swims either the 50 or 100 free for the Braves during meets, signed a national letter of intent earlier this month to swim for the Hoosiers beginning with the 2018-19 season.
Indian Creek coach Brad Smith said Tucker Brock isn’t intimidated by the expectations that stem from having successful older brothers.
If anything, he uses it to his advantage.
“The whole goal of our program is to develop the well-rounded swimmer. The Brock boys were all late developers. After their sophomore years is when they really stepped up,” said Smith, who is in his 24th season as the Braves’ coach.
“The other two have paved the way for Tucker to be successful. Being the baby, he’s able to learn from them. Tucker has embraced that whole fact and tried to rise up and use it as motivation to be the best.”
Entering Indian Creek’s season opener at home against Mooresville and Speedway on Nov. 28, Tucker Brock is rated the state’s ninth-fastest returnee in the 100 butterfly.
He looks forward to the challenge of maintaining his reputation as one of the state’s best at his specialty. His brothers might not always be present to demonstrate support, yet they factor into what Tucker Brock accomplishes.
“It kind of motivates me to fill my brothers’ shoes and try to exceed what they’ve done in the past,” Brock said. “I like having that challenge.”
TName: Tucker Brock
Family: Parents Eric and Dana; brothers Levi, 22, and Wyeth, 19
Favorite TV show: “The Office”
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite movie: “The Pursuit of Happyness”
Favorite athlete: Cody Miller
Favorite team: Indianapolis Colts