Updated: Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013, 8:04 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013, 4:42 PM EST
CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) - Senior swimmer Lacey Locke is one of Carmel High's biggest stars. She’s rated one of the nation’s top swimmers, taken home numerous state titles and solidified her place in the Greyhounds’ record books.
“She's definitely one of the best athletes to come through the Carmel swimming program,” said Carmel head coach Chris Plumb.
And at Carmel, that’s saying a lot. The club owns the nation’s longest active state championship winning streak regardless of sport or gender, and a lot of their recent success has to do with Locke.
“I love the team aspect of it. I love working together with my friends and teammates for one common goal,” said Locke.
Even though she spends 25 hours a week in the pool, she said she doesn’t want to be defined as just a swimmer. Outside of the pool, she boasts an impressive resume: student government, volunteering, the broadcast club, and one of her favorite, the school’s fashion club, “Sew Unique.” Locke said she loves how it allows her to express herself creatively.
“I love sewing and I love expressing myself through my fashion,” added Locke.
Sew Unique’s adviser, Judy Fisher, couldn’t agree more and told us she has a “winning style in fashion” and is a great leader for the club.
As for whether or not we’ll see a Lacey Locke creation in stores anytime soon, Locke has more altruistic intentions. She says she’d like to sell the skirts she makes in Sew Unique to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.