East swimmer Emily Fekete commits to University of South Carolina

November 4, 2022

Fekete commits to the University of South Carolina.

Fekete commits to the University of South Carolina.

Emily Fekete (‘23) has been swimming almost all her life. At age four, she started swimming at Fox Hollow Swim Club in Cherry Hill. She stuck with the sport and as she improved she made it even more of her life. She started swimming for East her freshman year. She had started this process as just a summer sport, but four years later she was swimming all year round. Backstroke and freestyle are Fekete’s main strokes of swimming, however, she mainly competes in the backstroke races which also happen to be her favorite stroke. Fekete’s inspiration for swimming comes from her mother, who is also her biggest supporter.

“She’s definitely my number one fan and I would not be in the place I am today without her,” Fekete said.

Coming to East, Fekete knew that she would be competing on one of the best teams in the state. During her freshman year, Fekete helped the team win a state championship against Bridgewater-Raritan in 2020.

In addition to swimming for East, Fekete also swims for a club team named SJAC year-round. She enjoys “all of the travel trips with [her] best friends.” Along with swimming for East and SJAC, Emily trains and lifts with Full Circle Fitness. Usually, she would take around 3 weeks off from everything each year.

Finally, her years of dedication and intense training have led her to an amazing future in swimming at the University of South Carolina. On June 15th, Fekete’s recruiting process began. Fekete quickly “narrowed [her] search to SEC and ACC schools that had both men’s and women’s teams, a successful coaching staff, and an academic program that will help [her] reach [her] future goals.” After visiting South Carolina’s campus and talking to their coaches, Fekete knew that she would be a future Gamecock where she would surely continue a successful swimming career.

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