Gallery: Q&A With Avon Swim and Dive Seniors

By Savannah Abshire | Reporter

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Elliot Cooper

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: Ten years.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: My favorite memory would be pointing at Austin when the whole team was huddled up in a circle. We thought it was the funniest thing and ever because it was so dumb. That’s the hardest I have ever laughed from swimming.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: My greatest accomplishment would be getting eighth at state in the 100 fly and 200 fly last year.

Anabel Dooley

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: I have been swimming since November.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: Senior night was really fun and supportive.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: Enduring the season and never quitting [was my greatest accomplishment].

Karsten Hilgarth

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: I have been swimming for eight years. I started when I was 10.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: I don’t know if I could pick just one memory because there are so many, but I guess the people I have met I will never forget and I will remember them forever.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: Getting top 16 at state in the 200 IM relay [is my biggest accomplishment].

Ellie Howard

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: I have been swimming for about two years now.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: My favorite memory is the girls’ team cake decorating competitions.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: My greatest accomplishment is probably just the friendships that I have made by being on the team.

Jessica Jones

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: I have been swimming for five years.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: The dance parties and hype sessions we have in the locker room are my favorite memories.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: My greatest accomplishment is probably swimming in conference.

Cameron Mothersead

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: I would say six months.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: Having a donut eating competition in the locker room against Harrison one morning after practice is my favorite memory.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: Getting a ribbon at county in the 200 IM [is my greatest accomplishment].

Elizabeth Myers

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: Eight years.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: I liked just fooling around with all of the girls and getting ready in the locker room every morning with everyone.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: My greatest accomplishment was probably my freshmen year when our 200 free relay made it back for state finals. That was super fun.

Jack Myers

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: I have been swimming for nine years.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: There are a lot [of memories], but mainly just messing around with my friends. Sometimes when we were supposed to and sometimes when we aren’t.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: My teammates nominated me for the mental attitude award my sophomore year

Lauren Myers

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: I have been swimming for eight years.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: My favorite memory will probably be just getting to win sectionals with my awesome teammates three years in a row.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: My greatest accomplishment is being able to swim after my back surgery and going decent times in the events I swim.

Alanna Scanland

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: I have been swimming for about 10 years.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: My favorite memory is probably when we pranked the guys’ team my sophomore year. That was awesome.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: My greatest accomplishment is being able to swim after my back surgery and going decent times in the events I swim.

Emmaleigh Sedam

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: Pretty much since I was nine.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: [My favorite memory is] bonding with the team.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: Getting 8th in the 200 free at county my sophomore year when I was seeded 10th [was my greatest accomplishment].

Victoria Wendt

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: I have been swimming for almost nine years.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: My favorite memory is when all of the girls TP’ed Jakob Gates’s house one night.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: My greatest accomplishment was probably getting 13th at state last year in the 200 IM.

Ella West

Q: How long have you been swimming?

A: I have been diving for three years.

Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving?

A: The first time I got my reverse one and a half and the whole team freaked out because I finally got it [is my favorite memory].

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in swimming and diving?

A: [My greatest accomplishment is] beating my personal record my senior year.

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