Swimmer Plans to Compete Collegiately


Hope Christy is in her senior year and her last swim season at North Central. She has been a star on the swim team for four years. She has been setting records since she was a freshman.

Christy’s success is attributed to her beginning years of swimming. She is able to nearly perfect her events by starting competitive swimming at a young age. At the age of seven, Christy was swimming competitively for Devon Country Club.

During her high school seasons of her freshman, sophomore, and junior years she was extremely successful. She has set records in the 100 yard breaststroke and 200 yard freestyle relay.

This year’s practice schedules and workouts have proved to be difficult for Christy.

“It’s been the most difficult one so far. Our coaches have been pushing us hard all season long,” Christy said.

In her final high school season she has great confidence in the group of girls surrounding her. She believes they can be very successful in sectionals and state.

This year she is swimming the 50 and 100 yard freestyle. She is also swimming her best and favorite event, the 100 yard breaststroke. Her current record for the 100 yard breaststroke is 1:04.78.

In an exciting new chapter in her life Christy has committed to furthering her education and swim career at the University of Miami of Ohio, which is located in Oxford, Ohio.

Christy had many other colleges interested in her skill. She was being actively recruited by Michigan State, Toledo, and Wisconsin-Green Bay. These schools offered nearly the highest level of collegiate competition in swimming.

“It was really fun and exciting visiting all of these schools but it was also stressful,” Christy said.

Her visit to Miami of Ohio was one of the deciding factors to her commitment. After her visit she was sure that Miami of Ohio was where she wanted to go.

“The coaches and team were so welcoming to me”, Christy said, “I knew after that visit that’s where I wanted to go.”

Her goals are to make it onto a relay team as a freshman and continue to get better. She is excited for the next level and has a plan for her future.

She plans to keep her academics up throughout swim season. She wants to attend veterinary school after her standard four years of college.

Christy’s hard work and dedication from a young age has given her great success and opportunity to compete at the next level.