WILDCAT WATCH: Astrid Armgarth

Jon Albert

Junior Astrid Armgarth has been the definition of a well-balanced swimmer for the Wildcats in her collegiate career, competing in eight different individual events, as well as numerous other team relays. Last season Armgarth, a native of Sweden, qualified for the Big East Championship in the 500 and 1650 yard freestyle and posted a pool-record 4:25.62 on the way to a first place finish in the 400 IM this past weekend at UConn, all the while balancing a chemical engineering major.

Q: Why did you come to America instead of remaining in Sweden?

A: Colleges in Sweden do not make concessions for athletes like American schools do.

Q: What’s more difficult: Division I Swimming or chemical engineering?

A: Both of them keep me up at night with work.

Q: What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

A: My sister.

Q: Pat’s or Geno’s?

A: Pat’s.

Q: Do you have a hidden talent or fun fact about yourself?

A: I can’t smell chlorine anymore.

Q: Team Nickname?

A: Strid (pronounced streed).