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Captain's corner: Central Kitsap High School swimmer Katy Crabtree
High School: Central Kitsap
Team: Central Kitsap girls swim
When she’s not gliding through the pool, Katy Crabtree enjoys Thai food and the music of hip-hop artist Chris Brown.
She is a four-year member of the Central Kitsap High School girls swim team and one of three captains, seeing herself as a leader whose job is to motivate those around her.
We caught up with Crabtree following a meet Tuesday between Central Kitsap and Bainbridge High School.
Crabtree swam a leg of the 200-yard medley relay. Bainbridge won the meet 127-56 at Olympic High School.
Here’s what she had to say about being a captain, and more:
Q: How long have you been a team captain?
A: One season
Q: What do you like most about being a captain?
A: I really like being a leader, it just comes naturally. It’s a lot of fun to make the executive decisions.
Q: What’s the biggest challenge?
A: Probably getting everyone to listen and focus.
Q: What have you learned?
A: Patience is very, very important.
Q: What do you hope to teach your teammates?
A: To be open-minded, be spirited and to be a good role model — have a positive attitude.
Q: Team goals?
A: We have some prospective state swimmers, so it would be really cool to see them go to state. And to see a relay team go to state.
Q: What’s your favorite class?
A: AP Government.
Q: What are your hobbies away from the pool?
A: Singing, water polo, golfing, normal teenager stuff — hanging out with friends.