After not giving it much thought, recent North Montgomery graduate Rachel Fedor is excited about the opportunity to swim in college.
“It was pretty recently,” she said. “When I was applying for college, I never thought that I would swim and then the Manchester coach reached out to me and we got to talking and he really made it seem like it could be home and it’s a great opportunity.”
Fedor committed to Manchester in May, choosing the northern Indiana school from a short list of college possibilities.
“I just saw the great opportunities they were giving me and just decided that Manchester was the place,” Fedor added.
Fedor helped the Chargers to a runner-up finish this season at the IHSAA Sectional, swimming in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle.
“She’s been a great help,” Fedor said of Charger coach Erin Yeager. “She’s encouraging and she’s firm. She has been a great coach and helped make myself better.”
Fedor plans to study biology at Manchester, and hopes that swimming will help enhance her college experience.
“I’m looking for the social aspect,” she said. “I want to make friends and I want to push myself. I want to make myself better than what high school has been.”