CIF-SS D1’s Katie Glavinovich: I swam 450 yards with my goggles around my neck (video)


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“Really? My last race of my high school career?” For the first time in her life, JSerra senior Katie Glavinovich lost her goggles on the start. That it happened to be the last race of her high school career was ironic, but Glavinovich made the most of a difficult situation. She led for most of the 20 laps, despite not being able to see the lap counter or the wall, and ended up finishing second to Santa Margarita freshman Ella Ristic by only .42, with 4:48.68. Glavinovich also swam the 200 free, placing third in 1:46.85 behind Ristic and her Santa Margarita teammate, Samantha Shelton, who tied with 1:45.76.

A goggle-less Katie Glavinovich in the 500 free final at 2017 CIF-SS D1 finals.

Hear what Glavinovich had to say about her race in the video below:

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Tea rex

That is terrible, but it will still be a great story 20 years from now.
I don’t know if these things build character or just reveal it, but either way it looks good for Glavinovich!

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