Getting to Know: Kirsty Ferrell

Kirsty Ferrell, swimmer. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Name: Kirsty Ferrell

One word that describes you? Hardworking

How old were you when you first started swimming? Six

What has been the highlight of your athletic career? Last year’s amazing conference meet when I swam lifetime bests.

What is your favorite pool to swim in besides the RB? Belmont Plaza, Long Beach, Calif.

If you could change anything about swimming, what would you change? Not having to wake up so early

Who is your favorite athlete and why? Dara Torres, because she is so dedicated and was one of the oldest Olympians but still won events.

Who is the most famous person you have met? I have met President Hinckley when he was alive, also met Michael Phelps

What is something that most people don’t know about you? I am blind in one eye. You cannot tell.

If you could have dinner with any three people (living or dead), who would you invite? Abraham Lincoln - such an influential leader. Joseph Smith – amazing man that restored the Church. My Grandpa Patton.

What is your favorite city to visit? Huntington Beach, Calif, or anywhere in Southern California

Who is the first person you call after a meet? My parents! They always want to know how I do.

What is your favorite holiday and why? Thanksgiving – we have a huge family meal and I love being with all my family.

What is your favorite color? Purple

Favorite television show? Prison Break, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette

What would you like to be when you grow up? Civil engineer

What are you listening to on your iPod right now? Rascal Flatts

Favorite thing about BYU in general? The wonderful atmosphere that is here. It is a place for growth in all aspects of life.

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