Swimmer Casey Mims is OC Register’s Athlete of the Week

JSerra junior swimmer Casey Mims posted the sixth fastest time in Trinity League finals history last week in the 100-yard breaststroke.

In recognition of her accomplishment, the Orange County Register named her its “Girls Swimming Athlete of the Week.”

She also won the 100 butterfly.

Mims began swimming at age 8 and has been nationally ranked in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes since she was 9 years old. In June 2008, she participated in her first Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska in both breaststroke events. She was one of the youngest competitors, and likely the smallest! She improved her seedings in both events and is looking forward to swimming at Olympic Trials again in 2012.

Casey took third place this March at the Florida National Juniors meet in the 200 breaststroke and seventh in the 100 breaststroke, earning her a spot on the USA All-American Team to compete in Ireland this spring. She turned it down because it required too much time out of school this spring and conflicted with CIF. It looks like that was the right choice since those team members had a hard time getting out of Ireland this week due to the volcanic ash spread and were unable to compete last week in their league championships.

As a junior, she already has achieved times that already qualify her for NCAA competitive swimming and is looking forward to swimming in college. Academically, she has earned a spot on Principles Honor Roll for each semester she has attended JSerra. She is a member of both the National Honor Society (NHS) and California Scholarship Federation (CSF), a 3-year USA Scholastic All-American in swimming, a student tutor and mentor at JSerra, and teacher assistant to Betty Cappelletti.

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