Broken Arrow's Erica Frescott - Swim Spotlight - Presented by Excel Therapy
By Travis Sloat
Erica Frescott said she started swimming at the age of seven and fell in love with the sport then. Now she’s an award-winning senior for the Broken Arrow swim team.
“I enjoyed working towards something, and I really enjoyed my teammates and having that friendship and companionship,” Frescott said. “I’m currently team captain on my high school team, and one of the relays I was in last year I finished seventh in finals. I’m also one of the swimming representatives at our high school for our senior athletic leadership council. Every year so far I’ve made it to finals at high school state.”
Passing on that legacy is something Frescott believes in, and as such she’s making sure to leave a lasting impact not only in trophies, but in leadership.
“I love being a role model,” she said. “I make sure that the new athletes feel welcome and feel comfortable talking to any of the upperclassmen. My co-captain and I have tried to make sure there isn’t any division between the grades and make sure everyone gets along well also.”
In her free time, Frescott said she enjoys hanging out with friends and family. She said she wants to continue to swim in college and pursue a pre-med career path but said she hasn’t picked out a school just yet.
Frescott also said pre-game routines are important to her, and she tries to maintain a sense of normalcy before going in the water.
“Before each race I warm up and stretch,” she said. “While I’m stretching, I’m either talking to friends or listening to music. I’m always jumping around and singing with my friends. I also make sure I go over to my coach and bother her when I can by asking silly questions.”
Frescott said she’d like to give a shoutout to her parents for supporting her and motivating her, as well as her friend Rachel and her coaches.