Ali Id-Lougssiyr has been a competitive swimmer for 13 years. Plainview gave him the foundation he needed to continue swimming year round for Triton Swimming and eventually for Eastern High School. He recently graduated from Eastern High School with Honors and will be attending Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, OH in the fall. He will be studying Economics and Finance in order to pursue a career in the stock market. Ali will continue swimming in college. Throughout all these years Plainview has always been there for him. He will miss being a part of such a GREAT swim family!
Erin Hixenbaugh graduated as a valedictorian from Ballard High School, where she was a member of the swim team for 4 years. While on Ballard’s team, she qualified for the Kentucky State High School State Swim Championships Finals all 4 years and was awarded Ballard MVP all 4 years and she currently holds 3 school records. Erin has been a member of Plainview Swim Team for 11 years. After learning to swim at PSDT, she joined Cardinal Aquatics year-round club team and has been a member of that team for 9 years. Outside her time in the pool, she enjoys photography and was an active member of National Honor Society and Beta Club. For the past 4 summers, Erin has worked as a lifeguard at the Springhurst neighborhood pool. In the fall of 2018, Erin will be attending the University of Tampa to begin her studies in Marine Biology and she will continue swimming as a member of the UT Women’s Swim Team.
Chris Pappalardo is a 2018 graduate of Saint Xavier High School where he earned 3 Varsity Swimming Letters. A lifelong resident of Plainview, Chris began swimming at the age of 5 and completed his first 25 meter freestyle at Plainview Pool in one minute and forty-five seconds and once stood petrified on the edge of the diving board for a significantly longer period of time. For the past three years Chris has utilized his swimming and diving skills as a lifeguard at his beloved neighborhood pool. In his spare time, you may find him with a Frisbeee or a chicken finger in his hand as he loves disk golf, ultimate frisbee and Cane’s with “the sauce”. He was an active member of Saint Xavier National Honor Society and has volunteered countless hours as an occupational therapy assistant at Kids Center for Pediatric Therapy in Jeffersontown. This fall he will attend Auburn University studying molecular biology. His parents and sisters are proud of his many accomplishments both in and out of the water and are certain he will honorably consider himself forever a Plainview Wahoo.