FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) - Fishers senior Natalie Huibregtse is one of synchronized swimming’s budding stars.
“It has art and it has music, but it also has true athleticism,” said Huibregtse. “Sometimes we compare it to running while holding your breath, because we’re trying to move around and we can’t come up to breathe.”
Huibregtse’s resume is impressive.
As a member of IndySynchro, she landed on the 2011 Junior National team, plans to train for the 2016 Olympics and will head to one of the most prestigious college synchronized swimming programs in the country: Ohio State.
While Natalie makes plenty of waves in the pool, she also creates them out of the water at Fishers High School through her involvement in the Best Buddies club, which pairs students with other students with disabilities in hopes of creating lasting friendships.
“It helps to integrate them into the culture, so they’re not prejudiced against,” said Huibregtse. “They deserve just as much recognition as any one else for their accomplishments. They accomplish amazing things and I think they deserve to achieve things just as much as we do.”
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A northwest Indiana county council has passed a resolution stating its opposition to a proposed 47-mile tollway would Interstate 65 with I-55 south of Chicago.
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