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Averie Frye competes in 100-yard breaststroke

Lincoln Southeast's Averie Frye competes in the 100-yard breaststroke during the preliminary rounds of the NSAA state swimming and diving championships on Feb. 26, 2016, at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Lincoln Southeast senior Averie Frye loves photography, and she is good at it. Good enough to do part-time work taking senior and family portraits.

“It’s going very well for me right now,” she said, “so I’m excited to see where it goes.”

She’s also a talented swimmer who is picturing one more trip to state with a breaststroke that has won her many medals over the last several years.

“I definitely hope to make it to state again and I hope to swim in the finals,” she said.

At the state meet last season, Frye was part of the Knights’ 200-yard medley relay team that took fifth, and she finished 15th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:10.67.

“Averie has been a significant part of the Southeast program for the last three years,” said her coach, Brett Ruoff. “In competition, she has been a vital part of the program on both relays and individual events.

“In workouts, she has developed into a leader on the team both in and out of the pool. I am looking forward to seeing how she finishes her high school swimming career.”

Out of the pool, Frye is accomplishing quite a bit, in addition to her photography work. She is a National Honor Society officer and part of the Lincoln Southeast S.H.I.E.L.D leadership group.

She is also part of the KnightVision videography club.

“It’s a lot of fun,” she said. “I get to work with a lot of other sports at Southeast.”

Back to the pool, Frye also swims for Nebraska Aquatics. She has been swimming for nine years and is fired up for the 10th. She likes what she sees from the Southeast team so far.

“I think it’s looking pretty good,” she said. “I know we have a lot of new and younger swimmers joining the team so that will be super exciting.

“So far this year, we’ve already started our preseason conditioning, and we’ve had a lot of people showing up for that so I’ve gotten to meet a lot of the younger swimmers. I’m just really excited to see where this season takes us.”


L Magazine editor

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