Captain's corner: Central Kitsap High School swimmer Katy Crabtree

Katy Crabtree, senior, Central Kitsap High School. - Wesley Remmer/staff photo
Katy Crabtree, senior, Central Kitsap High School.
— image credit: Wesley Remmer/staff photo

Grade: senior

Age: 17

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.

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