Crawfordsville senior Hunter Conrad found a home at Indiana Wesleyan University, and when he found out the Wildcats were adding a men’s swimming and diving program — the standout Athenian swimmer took interest.
“Swimming in college wasn’t always a passion of mine but when finding out that Indiana Wesleyan University was starting their first men’s swim team I really started to consider it. I’m really glad that I did and I’m really excited about it.”
Conrad, who was the 2021 Sagamore Conference champion in the 200 individual medley and a part of the 400 freestyle sectional champion team for Crawfordsville, committed to Indiana Wesleyan last week.
“While swimming for Crawfordsville we have had some really successful seasons, this has prepared me in a way the level of competition I will face in college,” Conrad said. “It has been fun and at times a lot of hard work, but now I can start to see that it was all worth it.”
Conrad says he owes his success to God, and is looking forward to continue glorifying Him in the pool at the collegiate level.
“When it comes to the level of work that it took to get here it was a lot of hard work and discipline,” he said. “Through those tough times God has allowed swimming to be a tool for me to glorify Him. I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for Him.”
And his faith made Indiana Wesleyan an easy college choice.
“I chose Indiana Wesleyan University simply because I felt thats were I was meant to be,” Conrad said. “I loved the campus and the God centered environment. I plan to study in Nursing. With hopes to specialize in pediatrics. I’m excited about what God has for my future and I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for Him.”