OC Varsity Names Top Ten Swimmers to Watch

*From OC Varsity

Congratulations to JSerra freshman Katie McLaughlin for being named as one of Orange County’s top twelve swimmers to watch.

McLaughlin, front center, is earning strong reviews throughout O.C. as a swimmer on the rise. In February, she set the Southern California swimming record in the 13-14 age-group for the 100-meter freestyle (56.57). She also has already blasted the No. 5 all-time 100-yard fly for Orange County (54.70).

McLaughlin was also named OC Varsity Athlete of the Week. 

The freshman blazed to the fifth-fastest 100-yard butterfly in Orange County history (lifetime-best 54.70 seconds) and won the 100 freestyle in a county-leading and meet-record 51.67 seconds at the JSerra Invitational. McLaughlin also blazed a 59.22 in an exhibition 100 backstroke at the meet, her first in high school swimming.

McLaughlin will also be competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team this summer.

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