Sam Laughlin
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    Sam Laughlin

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    Destin, FL

    High School:
    Fort Walton Beach

    Height:
    5-11

    Event:
    Back/Free

    personal bests
    100 back - 55.37*
    200 back - 1:59.77*
    50 free - 24.22
    100 free - 53.27
    * School Record

    2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Set school records in the 100 and 200 backstroke...time of 55.37 in the 100 and 1:59.77 in 200 back, both set at MW Championships...also swam third-fastest 100 free and fourth-fastest 50 free on the team...also swam on the fastest 200 and 400 medley relay groups.

    2010-11 (JUNIOR): Ranked second on the team in the 100 and 200 back events...ranked seventh in the 50 and 100 free and 200 IM events...200 back time is seventh-fastest and 100 back time is eighth-fastest in school history...part of the second record-setting 200 medley relay group.

    HIGH SCHOOL (Fort Walton Beach): Lettered four years in swimming and two in volleyball...team MVP, Swimmer of the Year, FWBHS Athlete of the Year and scholar athlete as a senior...set school records in the 50 free, 100 back and 200 and 400 free relays...also swam for the YMCA National Team, sectionals, district and state teams...helped lead FWBHS to county and district titles...high school swim coach was Pam Braseth.

    PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 23...has three siblings...nicknames are Sam, Sami and Shamuu...major is management...favorite movie is the Notebook...something most people don't know about her is that she's lived in nine states...Favorite quote: "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future." --Proverbs 31:25...hobbies are reading intellectual poems, interpreting songs, eating salad with ranch and pepper, face-booking, supplying people with laughter, attempting to pop-lock-and-drop-it, taking snapshots of memories, organizing my room, shopping for exquisite clothing items, wearing sweet shoes, and finding new ways to put eyeliner on...favorite foods are salad, Heluva Good French onion dip with chips, pesto pizza, Pinkberry Yogurt, Hamburgers with pickles, Chicken Tenders, Long Horn Steakhouse steaks, mashed potatoes with cheese, Chuy's Tex-Mex food, and watermelon sour patch kids...pre-race ritual is to pray right before racing...daughter of David and Donna Laughlin.

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