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Courtney Scott (9)

How long have you been swimming?

“I’ve been swimming for 11 years.”

Is this your first time going to State?


How did you do at Region?

“I didn’t do as good as I hoped I would, but I would still say that I did good.”

What did you compete in?

“I competed in the 200 IM, 100 back, 400 free relay and the 200 medley relay.”

Can you describe your experience at Region?

“Everyone was super hyped up and just excited to swim. The vibes were all super good.”

What were your expectations for Region prelims?

“My goals for day one Region were to just make it to top 8 and try and hold a spot in the A final.”

What were your expectations for Region finals?

“Day two I was going to try to at least get first or second in most of my events.”

What was your initial reaction when you find out you were going to State?

“I was super excited. But I was also super nervous because I’ve never been to State before.”

Are you doing anything to prep for State?

“I am definitely trying to get more sleep and eat healthier and try not to stress about everything.” 

What are your expectations for State?

“I would really like to make A final in the 100 back and just have fun and not try to stress too much.”

This being your first year, what does going to State mean to you?

“It’s a big accomplishment that not many people get to experience so I guess just to be proud of how far I’ve come.”

What is your favorite memory from this past season?

“Definitely our team outings and bonding with all the girls and just getting to know everyone.”

What has been the hardest part leading up to State?

“Definitely waking up at 5 in the morning every morning.”

Is there anything else you would like to add?

“Never say never. And always reach for the biggest goals. Never put down any goals just because you think they’re too hard.”

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