Feb. 14, 2014
Isabel Wyer (Freestyle/Backstroke)
Hometown: Deep Haven, MN
Past Team: Minnetonka Swim Club, coached by Ben Bartell and Dan Berve
Accomplishments: Multiple Minnesota State and Junior National Qualifier
Why did you decide to swim for Minnesota?
One of the main things that helped me decide to swim for Minnesota was how well I fit in with the team when I went on my recruiting trip! All the girls (and guys) were so welcoming and very fun to be around. Another major factor was the coaching staff. I am looking forward to working with them for the next four years! And of course, I can’t wait to represent my home state!
What are you looking forward to the most with starting your Golden Gopher collegiate career?
I am really looking forward to becoming very close with the team and coaches, and working hard to reach my individual and team goals. I’m very excited to be a part of the Minnesota family!
Thus far, what has been your best or most proud swimming memory?
I would say that my “most proud” swimming moment, so far, came during my sophomore season. The previous year I didn’t swim for my high school team because of a shoulder injury, but I overcame many challenges—physically and mentally—and was able to preform at my best upon my return a year later. At sections that year was the first time I had tapered for a meet since my injury and I was able to go personal bests with no pain and more confidence!
What do you like to do for fun besides swimming?
Besides swimming, I love to play with my dog Bear (he’s a two tear old Golden Retriever), go to the movies, go boating on the lake with my family and friends, bake, and watch Netflix.
How do you think you will contribute to the Gopher swimming and diving program?
I hope to contribute to the gopher program with my energetic and enthusiastic personality! I also hope to bring support to my teammates. Plus, I love music and I love to dance, so hopefully I can contribute to creating a positive vibe for the team!
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