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Ellie (left) with twin sister Gracie

Ellie preparing to dive during a relay

Athlete Spotlight

Swimmer Ellie Hunt speeds her way through the water to a successful season.

By Katherine Medina

Jan. 29, 2024

Thanks to our amazing athletes, sports are one activity everyone can enjoy here at Grimsley, whether through participating or watching games.  It takes a lot of dedication to balance a sport on top of schoolwork, so the Whirlie Post regularly will recognize a special athlete for their commitment and accomplishments.


Swimmer Ellie Hunt is an obvious choice, having absolutely killed it so far this season following the announcement of her commitment to attend the College of William and Mary and compete on their Division 1 swim team.  Ellie is a senior here at Grimsley, and with one year left, we are excited to see all the great things she will achieve!  




Q: What got you into swimming?  How long have you been swimming? 


A: My parents signed me up for swimming when I was 4 and I just never stopped.


Q: What are your plans for the future regarding swimming?  Do you plan on swimming in college or professionally? 


A: I am committed to swim D1 at William and Mary in the fall next year and I can’t wait!!


Q: What are your hobbies/interests outside of swimming?


A: I love to read and I recently learned how to crochet. I also play Fortnite!


Q: How has your season gone so far  this year? 


A: My season has been pretty great  and I’m super excited to see what I can accomplish by March.


Q: What are some ways you balance the demands of being a student athlete?


A: I try to stay hydrated and eat somewhat healthy so I am energized everyday. I also go to sleep fairly early because I have to wake up for 5 a.m. practice everyday.


Q: What do you believe are your major achievements in your sport?


A: Continuing to get better each year and never giving up hope even when I’m struggling to compete at my best.


Q: What are your pre-game and post-game rituals/routines?


A: I tend to eat muffins before swim meets and I’m pretty exhausted after, so I usually get food with my family and go straight to bed!


Ellie has had a great swim season, leading the Grimsley Women to an undefeated record so far. She also has qualified in two individual events, the 100 yard freestyle event with a time of 54:47, and the 50 freestyle event with a time of 24:76, for the 4A Central Regional High School Swim Meet in early February at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. She has an amazing future ahead of her, and we wish her the best of luck finishing off her last season with us at Grimsley.

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