Altus swim coach Linda Wiginton led the Lady Bulldogs to a runner-up finish at state. It was a big day for Kylie Allemeier and her teammates.
“Kylie loves to compete in the 500 freestyle. She also swims the other freestyle events. She works hard in the pool and in the classroom. Kylie hopes to swim at the collegiate level. She has loads of self-discipline. Kylie is also a very strong competitor. She does not like to lose a race,” said coach Wiginton.
During the state meet, Kylie walked away with several medals.
3rd Place – Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay
4th Place – Girls 200 Yard Freestyle
3rd Place – Girls 500 Yard Freestyle
5th Place – Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
State Runner-Up Team Title
VYPE: Kylie, what are your thoughts on the state swim meet this year?
Allemeier: This year’s state was truly incredible. It was so special to end my senior swim season with the girls team winning second and the boys team winning the championship.
VYPE: What has this group meant to you?
Allemeier: I love how close my teammates are to one another. Working and winning together has made this team into some of my closest friends.
VYPE: What makes being a student-athlete at Altus special?
Allemeier: The support of the town of Altus is really great to have as a student-athlete, everyone is always encouraging and enthusiastic.
VYPE: What are your plans after you graduate?
Allemeier: After I graduate, I plan to go to college to major in biology with an emphasis on pre-veterinary studies and continue my swim career.
VYPE: Tell me your favorite memory as an athlete at Altus?
Allemeier: One of my favorite memories from my time at Altus is the girls swim team sleepover. We built a big fire and roasted marshmallows before having a trashy movie marathon.
VYPE: Are you a military brat?
Allemeier: I moved to Altus in 2018 when my dad retired from the Air Force, so I am a military brat. However, I was also born here when my dad was previously stationed here for four months in 2003.
VYPE: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Allemeier: In my free time I love painting and reading, as well as any activity where I can be outdoors like hiking and kayaking.