Featured Athlete: Emmerson Dingwerth


Courtesy of Karla Dingwerth

Junior Emmerson Dingwerth dives into the pool at the district meet. Dingworth was the only member of the girls swim team to qualify for state.

Blurb: Emmerson Dingwerth is one of two swimmers that made the state meet this year. She has been swimming at the varsity level since freshman year and has qualified for state in team events in the past.


Favorite song: I don’t think I can pick one song but I’ve been listening to a lot Post Malone lately

Favorite pre-meet meal: Anything pasta

Favorite movie: “Captain America: The First Avenger”


The Red Ledger: How many years have you been swimming?

Emmerson Dingwerth: I’ve been swimming competitively since I was 8, so nine years. 

TRL: How does it feel to be a state qualifier?

ED: It feels amazing.

TRL: Is this your first time qualifying for state? 

ED: This is my third time qualifying for state but my first time qualifying in individual events.

TRL: How hard have you worked this year to get to where you are?

ED: A lot harder than I have in the past.

TRL: How has being part of the swim team impacted your life?

ED: I’ve made so many friends that I never would have had if it wasn’t for swim. 

TRL: Are you on a swim team outside of school? If so, how has that helped prepare you for UIL competitions?

ED: I swim with a club team called Metroplex Aquatics. It’s allowed me to train harder and have more opportunities to swim at bigger meets rather than the two or three we get through UIL. 

TRL: What are your goals for the future?

ED: I would really like to swim in college.

TRL: How do you hope to perform at the state meet?

ED: Obviously, I want to do really well, but I think I have a really good chance of getting on the podium in the 200 free.