Mustang senior dives in for success

 Gretchen Ebert – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As the 2016-2017 Fall athletic seasons begin, LRHS senior swimmer Courtney Chapin is excited approaching for the year. Chapin has been swimming her whole life, and has been as a Mustang swimmer since her freshman year.

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LRHS senior Courtney Chapin competes at a high level

“Individually I want to stand on podium for the top three this season,” stated Chapin.

Last year Chapin finished second in the 100-meter backstroke at the state competition.

Not only has Chapin been training for her goals this high school season, but she also has been spending her summer at the pool for a bigger reason.

“I’ve been training six days a week in and out of the water as Olympic trials have approached,” she said. “One thing my coach has me do is taper. Tapering will make me a faster swimmer and keep a fast pace in the water. I want to be an Olympic swimmer.”

Chapin will be touring Ohio University, Eastern Carolina, Florida Atlantic University and University of Florida this year as she decides where to take her swimming skills to the next level.