|High School:||Madeira High School|
Prior to Ohio: A dual sport athlete, Fortman decided to pursue swimming over volleyball in college. She qualified for the OHSAA State Championship her sophomore, junior and senior years, becoming a finalist in the 50 yard free, 100 free and 100 back. As a junior she placed sixth in the 50 free and eighh in the 100 free. She followed that up by placing third in the 100 free and fourth in the 100 back at the 2018 Division II State Championship.