Adriana Grabski is back in the weight room at Mifflinburg high school pumping iron. The senior is here three times a week for dry-land training. Then it’s back in the pool at the Sunbury YMCA with her club team the SUNY Dolphins. It’s one more trip to states for the state record holder.
“There’s a lot of exercises that correlate so well in the water. You can do speed ropes back there I was doing bulldogs and you know your using the same muscles you use in the water and you just get stronger. That’s the best thing to do,” said Adriana Grabski.
Adriana came into this weight room here at Mifflinburg a few years ago with the goal of just getting stronger. We’ll its paid off in more ways than one with numerous state records and a full ride to Virginia Tech in the fall.
“I was intimidated going in here with all these big guys and I knew there was something I needed to do to get better in the water and this was the ticket it really was,” again said Adriana.
“You have a lot of athletes come in and you don’t really know what to expect from them, but she came in and she stuck with it and the dividends are paying off now so it’s great,” said Josh Hetrick.
2013 was a record-setting year for Grabski breaking Stef Williams records in the 100 and 200 freestyle. Williams swam for Bloomsburg high-school some 20 years ago and went onto compete at Georgia-Grabski swims alone for Mifflinburg as their only athlete.
“It’s been a long 13 years and just the support from the school and the town, and my family and my team with my club team that’s what really gets me going and you know that drive to keep on accomplishing those goals every season,” added Adriana.
Adriana leaves behind a legacy and begins a new chapter with her new family.
“You know the H2okies. You know that’s where to go. I can’t wait. You know the #1 dining services in the country every swimmer is happy for that. Do you know what you’re going to study? I’m majoring in communications and minoring in psychology. Maybe you’ll take my job? Hey who knows?,” added Adriana.