Lauren Case says “Hook em’ Horns”

Editor: Madison Block

As if swimming in 2012 Olympic Trials – as a 14-year-old – and traveling to Ireland to race (2015) was not enough, swimmer Lauren Case continues to make her way up in national rankings.

After competing at the 2015 Speedo U.S. Junior National Championships in San Antonio, Case finished as one of the top two fastest 18-and-under swimmers in each event. Finishing in such a high position landed Case a spot on the U.S. Junior World Championship swim team. This team competed August 25 through August 30 on the Southeast Asian island of Singapore.

While in Singapore, Case competed in the 100-meter butterfly, placing 10th overall. Case also raced in the 400 medley relay with other U.S. swimmers, where they earned themselves a bronze medal. Case said, “Having the chance to be on the U.S. Junior Swim team was an honor. Traveling and competing in Singapore with the team is something I will always remember.”

Case (Second from left) and her relay team after winning bronze medal in Singapore.

Case (Second from left) and her relay team after winning bronze medal in Singapore.

Weeks after returning to American soil, Case made one of the biggest decisions she will have to make. After years of training and thinking about where she would continue her swimming journey, she decided to commit with the Texas Longhorns.

“Texas was the perfect combination of swimming and academics for me,” Case said. She was the first swimmer to commit at Texas this fall, and she claims she did it so early in the process because “Having this college decision completed, I am ready to get back to training to be able to compete as best I can at Olympic Trials next summer.”

Looking ahead into the next year, Case has a few more meets and races to take on before heading off to Texas this fall. She will be competing for Woodstock’s swim team, in hope of becoming a three-peat state champion for Georgia (6A) in the 200 freestyle. Case also will continue training for her second round of Olympic Trials this summer in Omaha, Nebraska.

Hook Em’ Horns

Hook Em’ Horns

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