Friday, June 30, 2006

East Texas Swimmer Continues To Make Waves

We did a story in May about swimmer Jennifer Steele, a 13-year-old Chapel Hill 8th grader who the only girl from North Texas invited to the elite USA Swimming Zone Select Camp in Tennessee.

Her mother, Kittie sent me this update today:

Just wanted to keep you abreast of what is going on with my little fish. She went to a meet last weekend and swam the 1500 freestyle faster than any girl of any age on the Metro/Tyler Swim Team has ever swam it. This will probably place her in the top eight in the state when we go to the Woodlands in July for Texas Age Group Championships. She is in Mexico right now doing altitude training and will return and go the the "A" Champs meet in Southlake next weekend. We will be trying to get a time cut to put her in the top eight for the 800 freestyle - she sits at #10 right now.

Keep an eye on this gal. Jennifer's ultimate goal is qualifying for the 2012 Olympics.

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