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SHA Swimmer Named All-American

Sacred Heart Academy swimming standout, Lauryn Johnson, continues to excel in the pool, breaking records and garnering national accolades.  Most recently, she was named a 2016-17 NISCA/Speedo Girls High School Swimming All American, for her CHSAA league record-setting time of 4:52.62 in the 500-yard freestyle.

“This past year I have worked extremely hard in and out of the pool to achieve many goals.  I had small goals that I could achieve in every-day practices, but I also had some huge goals that could take months of training to achieve.  It’s such a huge honor to be recognized as an All American swimmer, and to have attained the qualifying time so early in the year-round swimming season was an even bigger accomplishment for me.”

Lauryn’s qualifying swim came at the CHSAA Girls Championships in November 2016, where she broke the nine-year old record held previously by Sacred Heart alumna, Emily Kelly ’10.  Lauryn went on to win the 100-yard butterfly at the same event with a time of 55.76 and was named Most Outstanding Swimmer.  She was also named to the Newsday All Long Island Team.

This summer, Lauryn has continued to add to her impressive swimming resume and is currently ranked third in New York and in the top-100 in the nation by  Yet her commitment to improve continues. 

“For this upcoming season some of my goals will be to win an event at states and to be a top-25 All American swimmer again,” Lauryn added. “I have many goals for next season and I know exactly how to improve myself to step it up to the next level.”

In September, the Sacred Heart family will welcome Rylee Johnson, Lauryn’s sister, who will begin her freshman year.  We look forward to the continued athletic and academic success of both sisters.