This is Lauren’s first year coaching for Wood Valley. She has been a member of the Wood Valley otters since 2005. Since then, she swam year-round with YOTA for six years and has been captain of the varsity swim team for her high school. With her high school team, she is a state champion in her division in the 400 freestyle relay and a medalist in the 500 freestyle. Currently, she teaches stroke school classes and is a lifeguard at the Finley YMCA. She is a senior at Trinity Academy of Raleigh and in the fall she will be attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to study computer science and digital graphics. Lauren is very excited to meet everyone, give back to this rewarding community, and have fun this summer!