Seton Catholic junior swimmer Jackie Ramsey is proving that small school athletes can not only compete but excel against the big schools. Since Seton doesn’t have it’s own swim team, each day Jackie Ramsey leaves Seton to practice with the Battle Ground Swim team. Not having our own team means she swims for the public school in her resident boundaries.
Ramsey is Battle Ground’s top swimmer and is on her way to her most successful season yet in high school competition.
Jackie says the culture at Seton set by her teachers and her classmates directly relates to her success in the pool. Jackie says: “Seton teachers have an expectation for you, they make you do your best, stay organized, make checklists, and I take all of that to the pool with me in practice and at meets.” Jackie explains. ” The team culture at Seton is the same thing I feel when I get with my teammates at the pool which makes swimming for another school an easy transition.”
Jackie’s favorite events are the 100 backstroke and the butterfly events.
Jackie is a 4.0 student who loves physics and AP US History. “Actually, I like all my classes here.” she says with a smile.
Jackie thinks she wants to swim in college and right now Gonzaga is at the top of her list where she’s looking to join her sister Sam (Seton Grad!) and study engineering!
Congrats Jackie! Go Cougs!
click link below to read Jackie’s feature in the Columbian newspaper!