The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


April 14, 2013

H.S. swimming: Grabski named swimmer of the year


Grabski swam the anchor leg of the 200 Medley Relay along with Caitlin Foley (Lewisburg). Katie Saloky (Central Columbia) and Elizabeth Grazio (Central Columbia) at the Nationals for the Sunbury Y. The team finished third in the finals with a time of 1:42.54, which was under the national record.

In winning the 100, she bested her state record time with a time of 1:46.93.

As for her plans to break her own records in her senior year, she offered this response: "I do have an idea of what I want to accomplish, maybe I'll try a different event," she said. "The 500 intrigues me. It's always nice to try something new."

As an independent winner, Grabski is limited to participating in two events

Grabski started swimming when she was five and is interested in nutrition or sports medicine as she looks towards college.

"I want to continue in the sports atmosphere," she said. "Athletes have an interesting mind-set and a motivation. Whatever field I do, it will be a long-term career. I'll continue to have talks with my coaches and set a game plan for my senior year."

The day after she got back from the YMAC Nationals, Grabski went on a three-mile run.

"You don't stop training or lifting or cross-training, you really don't stop," she said.

There's no reason to believe that whatever events Grabski chooses to compete in next year, chances are, the state record will likely fall.

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