College Recruit Rankings Profile: Five-Star Erin Reisinger, Class of 2010

PHOENIX, Arizona, September 14. ERIN Reisinger, a five-star recruit from the Class of 2010, is the next subject in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings Profiles series. Reisinger live in Marietta, Ga., and swims for Stingray Swimming. She also preps at Walton High.

Reisinger maintains her profile in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings powered by Take Your Marks, and is a backstroker.

She owns long course senior national cuts in the 100 (1:02.92) and 200 (2:16.90) backstroke events. She also has NCAA Division I B cut times in the 100-yard back (53.71) and 200-yard back (1:57.14).

Where and when did you start swimming?
I first started swimming when I was 6, but that was just for my neighborhood summer league team. When I was 9, I decided to try year round swimming, so I joined Stingrays and have been with them ever since.

Who would you name as the most influential person and coach in your swimming career?
I don't think it's been any one person, but I would definitely give a lot of credit to my age group coach, Pike Hightower, my current coaches, Ian Goss and Michael Soderlund, all the kids I've grown up swimming with, and my parents.

What, to this point, is your best moment in the sport and why?
So far, my best moment would have to be when I made my first Olympic Trials cut in the 100 back. I had been trying to get it all summer, and state was my last chance. I ended up qualifying with my prelim swim but was disqualified for going past the 15m mark. Luckily, that night was the 400 medley so I was able to be the lead off of our A relay. Our entire team was behind our lane cheering for us. I got my cut, and our relay went on to win state!

Walk us through a day of practice:
During the school year, we'll usually start of with an hour of dryland which includes med balls, dumbbells, abs, running, and tubing. Then, after that, we'll go straight into 2 hours of swimming. During the summer, depending on what day it is, we'll either have a 3 hour practice with and hour of dryland included and another 2 hour practice that afternoon, or a 2 and a half hour practice of just swimming and another 2 hour practice later that day.

What is your favorite set?
I don't think I have a specific set that I like the most, but whenever we do sprints, underwater work, or kicking I generally have fun with that.

What is your least favorite set?
My least favorite type of set would be distance sets in general. It's okay if the set is I.M. or stroke but, when if it's mainly freestyle I feel like it never ends!

What are your short-term goals?
My short term goals are just to drop time, work hard, have fun, and choose the college that's right for me.

What are your long-term goals?
Since being a part of the National Jr. Team last May, I was able to see what it's like to be part of a U.S. team. While I didn't make it this year, I know I'll be working towards making other ones such as the Olympic and National team.

What colleges are you interested in so far?
I actually just finished scheduling my visits and thats taken some pressure off for the moment. I'm taking trips to UGA, Virginia, Tennessee, Auburn, and Texas A&M.

What has the recruiting process been like so far, now that you are allowed to be called by coaches?
Since being able to receive phone calls, things have definitely been a little crazy. I've really enjoyed getting to know a lot of different coaches and hearing their perspectives on college swimming. It's given me a lot to think about and has made me even more excited!

Is there anything else interesting that you'd like our readers to know about you?
Well, a few years ago I though it would be a good idea to see if I could fit into one of the lockers at our pool. I got in, but it took two people to get the door shut. Once they closed it, everyone thought it was really funny for about a minute. Then, we realized the door was jammed, and I ended up being stuck in there for 20 minutes! We almost had to call the fire department, but luckily the lifeguards and my friend's dad were able to pry it open with a crow bar. I never tried that again!

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