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.