Heather Zak - Parma Senior High School Class of 1994
Zak was a standout swimmer for the Redmen. A four-time all-conference selection, she was only defeated twice in dual meets during her entire Parma High career. Zak qualified for the OHSAA state swim meet multiple times and placed eighth in the state in the 100 free. She set six school records, several of which still stand today. In 1994, Zak was selected as Lake Erie League MVP and was named to the Plain Dealer All-Scholastic team. A two-time YMCA National qualifier, she also earned Academic All-Ohio honors.
She swam at the University of Kentucky and later transferred to the University of Cincinnati where she graduated. At U.C., Zak was a member of four conference championship relay teams and won several academic honors as well. In 2011, Zak competed in the U.S. Masters Summer Nationals and placed in four events including first in both the 50 meter free and butterfly.