Ferguson of Grandview Heights Driven to Succeed

Phoebe Ferguson wasn’t sure if swimming was the sport for her.

The Grandview Heights senior qualified for the Division II state swimming and diving in each of her first three seasons, but the sport was far from her passion when she first took the plunge.

Ferguson also played football, preferring to play on the field with her friends than the loneliness and monotony of swimming laps. However, when it was time to exercise, she decided to go for a swim and hasn’t looked back.

She holds six individual program records and is also a member of the record-breaking 200-meter freestyle and 400 free relays.

“When I first played football and swam, I definitely enjoyed football more because it was a team effort and you are not alone,” said Ferguson. “When I went to (swim) training, I was ready to stop. I never wanted to go when I was little, but now I never want to miss it.

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