South Summit High swimmer breaks school record at State

KAMAS, Utah — Kaitlyn Calwell, a senior at South Summit High School, broke a school record in the 100 Butterfly in 1:04.74.

Caldwell is a long-time Kamas resident who enjoys home meets as well as travel time with the team which, this year has included a trip to Moab in southern Utah. Of the 25 athletes on the Wildcats team, Caldwell was among the smaller group who made it to state recently, held at Brigham Young University (BYU) this year. That’s where she broke the record winning the 100 Butterfly race.

Upon impending graduation, Calwell is looking forward to continued competition and is considering colleges/universities in-state, the shortlist includes Utah State University (USU)

South Summit swimmer Kaitlyn Caldwell.
South Summit swimmer Kaitlyn Caldwell. Photo: Leigh Anderson

Leigh Anderson, South Summit High School Swim Team Head Coach, has worked with the team for 20 years. She grew up in Park City competing on the Park City Swim Team. She told me, “It was exciting to have Kaitlyn break a school record. She’s quite talented, she trains hard and is a great asset to the sportsmanship of the whole team.”

Coach Anderson’s athletes practice and compete in the South Summit Aquatics and Fitness Center in Kamas, a favorite hangout of Park City families. She has even been the lifeguard trainer and manager. She said, “Although it does get a little loud sometimes, it’s definitely fun for the younger kids to get to splash around in the shallows and dive off the high dive, and it’s fun for us too. The kids can see the older athletes training and lifeguarding and they often get inspired.” 

Wrapping up the year, multiple South Summit High School Swim Team athletes had a successful swim season.

South Summit swimmers.
South Summit swimmers display their winning times. Photo: Leigh Anderson

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