Laticia Transom is a competitive swimmer who represents New Zealand internationally.
College (Southern California)
Transom arrived at USC in January of 2019, coming at semester to start her eligibility. She made an immediate impact for the trojans, placing 10th in the 50 free (22.20), 9th in the 200 free (1:44.20), and 4th in the 100 free (48.14) at the Pac-12 championships, as well as swimming on the 3rd place 800 free relay.
At the NCAA Championships, she competed on the 3rd place 800 free relay that set a school record of 6:52.13. She also anchored the 9th place 200 free, 400 free, and 400 medley relays.
Transom made her mark at the 2020 Pac-12 championships. After splitting 1:41.80 to anchor USC’s 800 free relay to victory, she looked primed to contend for a national title in the 200 free. After preliminaries, however, Transom was initially DQ’ed. However, eventually the DQ was overturned. Transom took advantage of this, taking the title in the 200 free by nearly a second in 1:42.47.
Riding that momentum, she also went on to take the title in the 100 free (47.85) and anchor USC’s 400 free relay to victory on the last night of competition. She forwent swimming the 50 free individually to swim on all 5 of USC’s top 3 relays.