Senior Athlete Profile: Swimmer Lindsey Drumm Commits to Dartmouth College

     Making a splash, senior swimmer Lindsey Drumm committed this past fall to continuing both her academic and athletic careers at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. After four successful years as a varsity athlete here at Fenwick, Drumm will be deeply missed by teammates and coaches alike.

     Despite getting last season cut short, Coach Thompson is grateful for the time he shared with her: “Lindsey is a versatile swimmer and we can rely on her to swim anywhere in the line-up. One defining moment this year, Lindsey anchored our 400 free relay to victory against Loyola. It was the last event of the evening and we had struggled as a team,” said Thompson. It was a true reflection of her character and determination. She came back to touch the girl out from Loyola after starting almost three seconds behind her. She is obviously very talented, but her biggest impact is her willingness to do what is best for the team.” 

     Drumm comes from a family of strong swimmers, including her sister and Fenwick alumna Katie Drumm, who committed to Boston College last year. Friar Nation is looking forward to watching Lindsey glide to further success throughout the remainder of Fenwick’s swim season and next year, and to watching her begin her swim career at Dartmouth.

The Wick: Do you have any role models/favorite swimmers?

L.D.: I mean, honestly I feel like I look up most to people my age, people around my level, or people in college, like my sister who swims at Boston College.

The Wick: Why did you choose Dartmouth?

L.D.: Well, it was between Dartmouth and Vanderbilt at the time, and I toured Dartmouth’s campus and really liked it. It was really beautiful, and I just felt like it was the right place for me to go to. I also met with the coach, and everyone was so nice.

The Wick: What are you most excited about, heading into Dartmouth?

L.D.: I’m definitely most excited to swim there, and I feel like since the program is getting rebuilt, it’s gonna be the start of a great program and I’m really excited to be a part of that.

The Wick: What was the college recruiting process like for you?

L.D.: It was weird definitely, because I couldn’t go on any official visits or meet coaches like usual. But it all ended up working out in the end, so I guess it really wasn’t all that bad.

The Wick: What’s your favorite memory from Fenwick swimming?

L.D.: My freshman year the varsity team went to Michigan, and we had a meet and stayed overnight in a hotel which was super fun. The entire program also went to Lake Geneva and we stayed overnight, and it was a great bonding experience with everyone. 

The Wick: Favorite event to swim?

L.D.: Probably the 100 free, just because it’s short. It is longer than the 50 though, but it’s still a sprint and it’s nice cause you’re done in 55-ish seconds.

The Wick: Favorite part of senior season so far?

L.D.: We just had our senior night last night, which was super fun. They did lots of fun things for the seniors, and it was extra special [because] it was also our last home meet.