Star Swimmer at Babylon HS Signs Letter of Intent

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Babylon High School senior Carolyn Koch recently signed a National Letter of Intent to swim for Lehigh University next fall.

According to Athletic Director Michael DeJoseph, Koch is an individual swim competitor representing Babylon. “We had eight individuals participate this fall from grades 7 through 12,” he stated, explaining, “An athlete in cross-country, track, swimming or gymnastics whose school does not field a team in that sport may enter the Section XI Individual Championship if he or she meets the standards established by the chairman of that sport.”
 
DeJoseph added that Carolyn practices at Half Hollow Hills West High School and competes in individual competitor meets. Babylon provides a supervisor, Kerri Whalen, for all individual meets.
 
At the NYSPHSAA Championships held at Erie Community College in Buffalo on Saturday, November 19, Carolyn placed third in the 100-yard freestyle and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle. And Carolyn is not the only swimmer in her family - her sister, tenth grader Julianne, placed sixth in the 200-yard freestyle.

Congratulations to Carolyn on her well-deserved achievement!