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Noonan Academy eighth-grader Lauren O’Connor poses with her medal June 28 after winning the 11-12 age division in the Open Water State Championship at Lake Andrea in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Photos submitted
Swimmers in the 11-12 age category compete in the Open Water State Championship.
Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter
5:00 am CDT July 26, 2018
Imagine swimming nearly a mile and a quarter on an open lake. Then imagine doing that in less than 25 minutes and, lastly, imagine doing that at the age of 12. That’s what Noonan Academy eighth-grader Lauren O’Connor recently did, and that’s why she’s a state champion.