Junior Jack Ferry Has Been on the FHN Swim Team His Entire High School Career


By Emma Fischer

Junior Jack Ferry has participated in the school’s swim team for all three years of his high school career. His swim experience goes back further than high school, however. Ferry started playing sports at a young age. In first grade, Ferry joined the Dolphins, an outdoor swim team associated with the Rec-Plex. He found he had a natural stroke.

“I choose to stick with swim because I thought it was easier on your body,” Ferry said. “I also enjoy the competition.”

Ferry practices in all strokes but he favors the breaststroke. FHN swim practice starts surprisingly late. In some cases, this can be stressful and swim can get in the way of other obligations. Ferry spends a good amount of his time swimming, but when he’s not at the pool, he’s usually studying or doing homework. With his busy schedule, it doesn’t leave much time for himself.

“Swim requires a lot of prioritizing,” Ferry said. “Otherwise I am swimming generally four to five nights a week.”

Ferry swims practically all year round, and he’s even on a summer swim team. All that practice and hard work has paid off. One of Ferry’s best times has been on a 50 free which he swam in 24 seconds at a meet. One length of the pool is 25 meters.

Ferry plans on continuing his swim career into the future, and he plans on swimming all the way through college.

“I think swim’s helped me keep a healthy lifestyle when the workload gets bigger,” Ferry said.

Ferry’s coach Josh Galati has had a major impact on his success by helping him practice for many meets throughout his career.

“He’s a strong swimmer,” Galati said. “He really pushes himself.”