California CIF Central Section Champ Tara Goertzen Commits to Idaho

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Tara Goertzen, a current high school senior from Madera, California, has committed to swim for Division I University of Idaho. Goertzen will graduate from Madera High School in spring 2020 and join Vandal’s class of 2024.

Goertzen currently swims for Clovis Swim Club along with swimming for the Madera Coyotes. She is the current record holder in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke and the 200 IM for Madera High School. She also holds multiple records for the Clovis Swim Club.

Goertzen is a two-time Valley Championships champion. At the 2020 California CIF Central Section Valley Championships, Goertzen won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:55.59. She is also a Zones, Sectional and Far Westerns qualifier.

This year at the 2020 WAC Swimming and Diving Championships, Goertzen would have had multiple C-final performances with the Vandals. Most notably, she would have placed 23rd in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.13) and 27th in the 200 freestyle (1:55.59).

Top SCY Times

  • 50 freestyle – 24.96
  • 100 freestyle – 52.94
  • 200 freestyle – 1:55.59
  • 100 backstroke – 59.90
  • 100 breaststroke – 1:06.13
  • 200 IM – 2:14.46

At the WAC Championships this year, the Vandals placed 7th as a team and 11 team members were given Academic All-WAC honors.

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