In a post-race interview Katie McLaughlin of Santa Margarita reveals the motivation behind her record-breaking swims at CIF-SS Division 1 Championships. “It’s so much energy, with my team behind me!” she tells SwimSwam’s Anne Lepesant.
McLaughlin broke the CIF-SS D1 record in the 200 free (1:45.39, which she had set last year as a member of the JSerra High School team) going 1:44.66. She then broke not only the D1 record in the 100 fly, but also the national independent school record, with an astounding 51.78. See the article here.
Although most other parts of the country have long finished their high school seasons and are focused solely on the long-course season by the middle of May, Californian teenagers are straddling both long- and short-course training. But Katie McLaughlin doesn’t mind; she loves the team aspect of high school swimming. Hear what she has to say about it.