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Record Breaker

Olivia Hill ’23 has been swimming since she was 6. She loves that the sport has allowed her to make some best friends and that it pushes her to be her best.

That best was on display this year at IWA, as Olivia broke a school swim record — twice. She broke the 100 butterfly record with a time of 1:07. Then, in the TAPPS State Meet, she swam the same event with a time of 1:05:76.

“I was so excited!” she said. “It had been my best time at IWA.”

Swimming for the Falcons has not only allowed her to compete in a sport she loves, it’s also allowed Olivia to create friendships and memories.

In addition to swimming, Olivia is an altar server and sacristan, as well as being a member of the National Honor Society. She chose IWA for its unique class offerings, especially in the Young Leaders Program.

“I had this feeling that I would be proud and honored to graduate from this school and it would not just be another typical four years of my life,” she said.

Olivia knows there are still plenty of opportunities ahead. And she’s got another record to shatter.

“[At the TAPPS State Meet] I was [excited for my butterfly time but also] so sad because I was so close to beating the 500 freestyle time, but missed it by seconds,” she said. “Next year, that is my goal!”

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