Interview by: Blake Slunaker, staff writer
Photo by: Elizabeth Miller, staff photographer
Q: How did you get started in swimming?
A: “My mom put me and Eve (her sister) in swim lessons when we were 4 because Eve didn’t know how to swim and almost drowned. Eve and I really enjoyed it, so we started at the YMCA for a while, then joined a summer league, then joined a club, and started swimming year round.”
Q: What are your interests other than swimming?
A:“The other interests I have other than swimming are art, watching sports, and hanging out with friends.”
Q: What are your plans for after high school?
A: “I am committed to swim at Eastern Illinois University and major in Environmental Management”
Q: What are your personal goals for this season?
A: “My personal goals for this season are to break a minute in the 100 back, break 2 minutes in the 200 free, and improve my turns.”
Q: What are your goals for the whole team this season?
A: “My goals for the whole team are halfway accomplished. We are such a close team. I am hoping for big time drops for all the girls at sectionals, and I am hoping for two of our relays to win at sectionals to advance to state
Q: What has been your biggest accomplishment in your high school career thus far?
A: “My biggest accomplishment in my high school career was probably when I made the senior state cut in the 100 backstroke at sectionals last year because it was a really big turning point for me. It was the beginning of getting into swimming competitive times and transitioning into the college level.