Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for Nov. 22: Kimberly Walling

Decatur junior places 13th in state at WIAA 4A girls swim meet, earns NPSL Olympic Division First Team honors.

Decatur High School junior Kimberly Walling, swim, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for Nov. 22.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: Math.

Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: Binge-watching shows, going out to eat with friends, and just being at swim practice with teammates.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My parents and teammates.

Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:

A: It’s not anything special, but just to focus on having fun with the sport over everything else.

Q: Describe your pre-game ritual and favorite post-game meal.

A: Pre-game: Jamming to music to get pumped up and messing around with teammates. Post-game: Getting boba with the girls.

Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

A: Summer Walker’s whole album — “Over It.”

From the sideline: DHS junior Kimberly Walling represented Decatur at the WIAA 4A State Championship swim and dive meet last weekend. She qualified for the 200 individual freestyle and was a member of the 400 freestyle relay team. Kimberly was able to improve upon her performance from the 2018 state meet, dropping her time even more and finishing 13th in the state. This was the second consecutive year Kimberly was selected for the North Puget Sound League Olympic Division First Team for girls swimming. Kimberly has chosen to complete her high school course work through Running Start at Green River College. She has earned a 4.0 cumulative grade point average in this rigorous college course load.

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