Ginger Berry ’21 is a postgraduate swimmer from Rhode Island. Berry began swimming when she was five years old, and continued up until eighth grade. She took a break from swimming from eighth to tenth grade, and joined her high school team her sophomore year for fun. To train more vigilantly, Berry decided to rejoin her club team after her sophomore year swim season in order to have more opportunities to train.
Since deciding to train competitively, Berry has set numerous best times for herself and even some records. Berry was on the A 400 free relay that set her school record, and was First Team All Division for the 500 freestyle and the 200 freestyle.
When asked what her favorite event is to swim, Berry replied “My favorite is the 200 backstroke. It’s my favorite because it’s incredibly strenuous and it’s mentally difficult to get through. But, you keep going and when it’s over you feel so accomplished.”
Berry has quickly assimilated to the Deerfield girls’ swim and dive team during fall training, with captain Charlotte Otis ’21 remarking, “Ginger is beloved by all of the girls on the team…she is overall a natural leader.”
When she isn’t swimming, Berry enjoys playing soccer and lacrosse. She also was invited to the state debate tournament her freshman year, was a member of the student senate during her tenth grade, and was part of her community outreach program. Ginger will be attending Holy Cross next year, and will be a member of the swim team.