Medford Village Gators Swim Team
Catherine has been a Medford Village Gator for the past 13 years and wouldn’t have wanted to
spend her summers any other way. She has many fond memories including funday Mondays,
pancake breakfast, pizza karaoke, volleyball, card games and just being with her friends.
Catherine’s favorite swim accomplishments are when her relays broke the pool records.
This year Catherine graduated from Shawnee High School. She was involved in many activities
including lacrosse, volleyball, Kids for Wish, SADD, National Honor Society just to name a few.
In the fall, Catherine will be attending University of Scranton to pursue nursing as well as
playing lacrosse. A special thank you to Coach Jeff who had a big impact in her life. He taught
her at an early age the meaning of being a good team player. Coach Jeff had Catherine swim
butterfly in every meet when she was 6 years old. Catherine did not (and does not) like to swim
butterfly. Jeff sat her down and explained that he needed her....she was one of only two
swimmers in the 8 & under girls that could swim butterfly legally without getting DQ’d. It was
then she first understood the meaning of being part of a team. Catherine has tried to carry out
that lesson of being a good team player in everyday life and through the many sports she has
played over the past 13 years. Thank you Coach Jeff for that life lesson and so many more!
Catherine will always be grateful for her time at Medford Village and wants to thank her parents,
brother Patrick, sister Maeve, friends, her summer swim family, Coach O’Neill and all of the
amazing assistant coaches. Go Gators!