Italian Swimmer Brings Flavor in KWBeatrice Mognetti is from Italy, where she first started swimming.
"It has always been my dream to be an exchange student," Mognetti said. "I started when maybe I was five."
With 10 years of experience in the pool, Mognetti and her host sister jumped back in together at Kelly Walsh.
"She was like yeah that would be awesome to try swimming. Then I kind of convinced her to do it and she also convinced me to do it," host sister, Hailey Everard said.
"First you have fun, then you work out...it helps you physically and mentally," Mognetti said. "I've been swimming my whole life and now that I've started again; they're proud of me."
Out of water, Mognetti thought about food she might eat in the United States.
"Foreign people think about junk food or something like this about America, but I found a really healthy family. That's cool because I like healthy foods," Mognetti said.
"If I was in another country, it's not the healthiest eating type," Everard said.
Expectations of the dinner table changed and she even brought her own flavor to it.
"It's cool to see how different cultures are. She brought some of her Italian stuff with her," Everard said. "She actually made us a recipe book that has Italian food in it. Carbonara and these zucchini boats, they were good."
As the Everard's were grateful for the food, Mognetti is thankful for their support.
"They are very available. I appreciate everything they are doing for me... and I love them," Mognetti said.
"She's literally like a sister. I call her sister," Everard said. "I tell her I love her. She's like part of the family."
An Italian finding home in the water and in Wyoming. Reporting in Casper, Megan Salle K2 Sports.