Marnie Hoefler is a 4-year varsity swimmer. For four straight seasons, she’s made the drive from Norwalk to Des Moines for morning and evening practice to be part of the Rails Girls Swimming. Marnie is a vocal supporter of the team, encouraging the other girls at practices and meets. For this reason, she was awarded the Spirit Award following the 2015 season. But her swimming performances shouldn’t be overlooked. Her hard work also earned her one of the Most Improved Awards last season as well. Read more about Marnie below.
Years on the team: 4 years
Years spent swimming: 6 years
Biggest Swimming Accomplishment: Not drowning
Favorite Win: Carroll, my freshman year (2013)
Favorite Swimming Quote(s): “A. O. A. T. T. – All out, all the time.” – Asst. Coach Mitch Friend
Message For the Team: Yes, it sucks. And it’s going to hurt, but the outcome of it all is so much greater than if you sat out or quit.
Coach’s Comments: “Marnie is all about the team. Over the last four years, she’s developed into a versatile swimmer who works hard during season and in the off-season. While Marnie swims distance freestyle normally, she can also compete in sprint freestyle. But she’s always willing to race wherever the team needs to her to make the team performance better. A perfect example of this is her swimming the 50 Fly in the “B” Medley Relay to make it faster and help the team score more points.”
-Brayton Weber, Head Swim Coach
Additional High School Activities: Choir
Favorite TV Shows and/or Movies: Empire (TV show) and Dirty Dancing (movie)
Future Plans: Attending UNI in the fall. Then I plan to become a hardworking woman who “don’t need no man to rely on.”