Swimmer Abby Fisher Makes a Splash
Sophomore is part of Kinnelon's success this season.
This winter season, Kinnelon High School's most successful team may be coming from an unlikely source. Kinnelon's girls swimming team opened its season 4-0 and now looks poised to make a splash at this year's state tournament.
While the team has plenty of senior leadership, underclassmen are also a huge part of the effort. One such example is Abby Fisher, who has broken several school records already this season, where Kinnelon is among the state's elite teams.
Although the season has already had some successes, Fisher remains focused on her team's goals.
We asked Fisher a few questions about her favorite aspects of swimming and her goals for the team.
Q: How long have you been swimming?
A: I started the summer I turned 7, so around eight years.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about being on the swim team?
A: I love the competition, the friends I have through swimming, and just to be able to see them and practice.
Q: What are your team's goals for this season?
A: At the beginning of the year, we said we wanted to bring a relay team to the Meet of Champions with energy and do well. We also want to place well in states. The Meet of Champions is really important to me.
Q: What happened at last year's Meet Of Champions?
A: Last year everything was so new, I didn't know what to expect. This year I really want to do better.
Q: What are your favorite events to swim?
A: I like the breaststroke and the fly, but my favorite is the 200 individual medley. You're swimming every stroke, so it's usually up in the air the whole time. It's fun to mix it up.
Q: What do you do when you're not in the pool?
A: I love hanging out with my friends in Fayson Lakes, especially around the lake in the summertime.
Q: What advice do you have for other student swimmers?
A: Listen to your coaches. They're always right, no matter what. Also, working hard in practice really matters. You can tell who works hard in practice.
Athletic Director Scott Rosenberg: "Abby Fisher is one of the hardest working student-athletes I have ever known. She is an incredibly humble young lady who exemplifies all that is right in high school athletics. You would have to look long and far to find another Abby Fisher.