Hallie Kozak

School: Ottumwa.

Class: Senior.

Sport: Swimming.

Other activities: Student council.

Parents: Ginger and Josh Kozak.

Favorite television show: Grey’s Anatomy.

Favorite college team: Iowa Hawkeyes.

Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps.

Favorite food: Spaghetti.

Favorite restaurant: Wendy’s.

Favorite vacation spot: Bahamas.

Biggest academic accomplishment: I’ve earned my CNA.

Biggest influence: Saige Knight.

When did you first get interested in swimming: During my freshman year. I did Shark Club in eighth grade and (OHS head swimming coach) Cherie (Langland) convinced me to try out swimming. That was my first year and I’ve loved it every since.

What do you enjoy most about swimming: How close the whole team is. We’re just like a family. I’ve been involved in other sports, but it’s not like this. I’ve never liked being a part of any sport as much as I love being a part of the swimming team.

What do you do to get ready to swim: I put my goggles on and dive in.

Personal goals: I definitely want to beat me personal bests and make varsity again.

Future plans: I don’t know what college I’m going to yet, but I want to get my RN and transfer to a four-year school to get my BSN.


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