Katherine Penwell, Central High School




When did you start swimming?  How did you get started?  What teams or clubs have you swum with?

I began swimming when I was 5 years old at Indian Acres.  I swam for Indian Acres, Storm, Aquachiefs, Heat and swam for girls swimming at Central High School.


What are your college plans?  Will you swim?  What will you major in?

I plan to go to Parkland College and study child development. 


What have you learned from swimming?

Responsibility for getting up early for morning practices.  The enjoyment of participating in team sports and the great friends that I have made. 


What is your favorite swimming memory?

Winning the 500 free at sectionals when I was a sophomore and the sleepovers with The Squirrels.


What is your favorite event?  Least favorite?

Favorite is the 200 free.  Least favorite is the 100 fly.


What is your favorite movie?  Favorite food?  Favorite place?

Favorite movie is Paranormal Activity 4.  Favorite food is pasta.  Favorite place is going to my cousin's lake house in Missouri. 


What 3 people would you invite to dinner?

Justin Timberlake, The Squirrels and Will Barker.


Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising or interesting.

My cat's name is Miss Cheddar, and she sleeps with me at night.