Katrina Strash has committed to University of San Diego


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Coach John Ries/Asst Margarita Kalmikova The Claremont Club Claremont CA
High School Claremont HS Coach Courtney Eads
50yd free 50m free 100yd free 100m free 200yd free 200m free 400m free 500yd free 800m free 1000yd free 1500m free 1650yd free
Best Result 24.24 27.79 53.03 1:02.44 2:03.40 2:21.95 5:06.23 5:39.27 11:18.17 - - -
50yd back 50m back 100yd back 100m back 200yd back 200m back
Best Result - - 1:05.81 1:17.07 - 2:52.77
50yd breast 50m breast 100yd breast 100m breast 200yd breast 200m breast
Best Result - - 1:16.21 1:29.95 2:44.95 3:18.69
50yd fly 50m fly 100yd fly 100m fly 200yd fly 200m fly
Best Result - - 1:01.38 1:10.16 2:24.17 2:47.55
200yd IM 200m IM 400yd IM 400m IM
Best Result 2:26.73 2:44.84 5:13.78 -
Physical Attributes
Years swimming
Swimming Honors

CA Jr. Olympics each year age 9 to present (Free, Fly, Back, and Breast); CA Super Jr. Olympics age 13 & 14; 2nd Place 800 Free Relay Summer JO's 2013; 6th Place 50 Free Summer JO's 2013; 4th Place 50 Fly Summer JO's 2012; 2nd & 3rd Place 400 Free Relay Summer JO's 2012; Top 10 in Winter JO's 2014 in Free and Fly; 6th place Finals 50 free Mt Sac Invitational 3-14-14; 9th place Finals Mt Sac Invitational 100 free 3-14-14; 1st place Sierra League Finals 50 free 24.24-2014; 1st place Sierra League Finals 100 free-53.03-2014; !st place Sierra League Finals 200 medley (free- 24.32)-2014; 2nd place Sierra League Finals 400 free relay (53.61); Top 4 Outstanding Female Swimmers Sierra League Finals Meet 5-8-14; CIF Southern Section Div 2 -2014: Medaled 7th in 50 Free and 7th 100 Free in Top 9 Finals. May 2014- 4 ea All Sierra League Athletic Awards; Girls Varsity Letter as freshman; 2014 MVP Award for Girls Varsity Swim at Claremont HS as freshman. 2014 All Area Team Inland Empire. 2014 SoCal Jr. Olympics 5th Place Medal 50 free LC 27.79. Nov 8, 2014- Kevin Perry Sr. Invitational Finalist in 50 free SC. 3rd Place Medal-SoCal WAG/PST 12-14-14 50 Free SCY. 2nd Place Pre-lims SoCal WAG/PST 12-14-14/24.97.

SCS Club Championships 2-16-15, 50 free 24.80; Mt SAC Finalist Mar 2015 50 free 25.06; Mt SAC Finalist Apr 2015 50 Free (24.77- 5th) and 100 Free (54.42- 6th); Palomares League Champs Prelims-Mt SAC 5-5-15 new league meet record 50 free 24.78; Palomares League Champs Finals-Mt SAC 5-7-15 second place 50 free/5th place 100 free/3rd place 200 medley relay; CIF So. Section Div II Top 10 in 50 Free- 5/15/15; 2nd Team All League 2015; MVP Claremont HS Varsity Swim 2015 (2nd time); 2015 Summer So CA Jr. Olympics Consolation Finalist 50m free; July 2015 SoCal JO's 6th Place 200 m Free Relay (27.84)1:54.87//2015 SJO's SoCal 10th Place 400m Med Relay (1:01.9 free) 4:49.96//2015 SoCal SJO's 11th Place 200m Med Relay (31.3 fly) 2:11.90//Appointed Team Captain "The Claremont Club" 08/06/15.

Kat's fastest 50 Y Free was a 24.03 split in a 200 Y Free Relay on 10-11-14 at TCC Invite. Her fastest 100 M Free was a 1:01.90 split in a 400 M Free Relay on 8-2-15 at SJO/RAA. Her fastest 200 M Free was a 2:18.59 in a 800 M Free Relay on 7-27-14 at SJO/RAA.

4 medals at the USA Eastern Committee Champs in Eastvale Jan 16-17, 2016//Appointed Team Captain Claremont High School 03/17/16; 4-24-16 Husky Invitational Chino Hills: 1st Place 50 free, 2nd Place 100 free, 1st Place 200 free relay of 25 schools; new Claremont HS Record of 1:40.88, 2nd Place 400 free relay; overall 3rd highest scoring individual Girls Varsity of close to 500 girls. 5-3-16: 2nd-Palomares League Prelims 50 yd free- 24.77 & 4th 100 yd free 54.10; 2016 CIF SoCal Div 2 Championships of 81 schools: 50 free 24.74 Finals Alternate (20th); 100 free 54.7 27th; 200 free relay 13th in prelims/11th in Finals 1:40 flat (24.43 leg)- new Claremont HS Record; 400 free relay 3:40.83 (19th) Finals Alternate, missed Finals by .01; CHS All Academic - Girls Swim 2016; Academic All League - Girls Swim 2016; Athletic All League - Girls Swim 2016; Most Inspirational - Varsity Swim 2016; Received Coaches "G-Award" at Notre Dame Swim Camp July 10-14, 2016; so far at 2016 Summer JO's at Riverside, she has had 2 PR's in the 200m fly and 100m fly, and her best time in the 100m free since July 2014; swam in Palomares League Finals, 4th in 50, 100, 200 free relay, and 3rd in 200 medley relay. Qualified for CIF (state) in all four events. Swam in CIF Div 2 Finals as her last swimming event. Swam the 50 free, 200 free relay, and was alternate relay team for 200 medley. Received MVP for this year, thank you!

Was a great swimming career. Now on to rowing!


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High School
Claremont High School
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Guidance Counselor
Paula Hebert
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Biological Sciences/Life Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Major Category
Biological Sciences/Life Sciences
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
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Health Professions and Related Sciences
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Academic Information
Is in advanced Math, Science, History, and English. May 2015- CA High School Exit Exam scored 423/450 in Language Arts and 450/450 in Math. Claremont HS Outstanding 2014-15 Visual Arts Student Award-Photography. Grade 10 -Spring 2015- California Standards Test/Science ; scored 435 - Advanced. Took SAT 1/23/16. 4.1 GPA this term. ACT 5-2-16. Straight A's with mostly AP classes the first semester of my senior year, 02/17. 4.6 GPA senior year. Awarded Top Science Student 2016-17; awarded CIF Academic Female Athlete of the Year 2016-17; awarded CSF Lifetime Achievement Scholarship 2017. Doing well at UVA, Athlete/Scholar.
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Personal Highlights

As of Feb. 2016, 6-0 tall and 6-4 arm span. Now 6-1, 2019.

Swims on The Claremont Club (TCC) Swim Team under Coach John Ries, Southern CA since 2010; prior swam on the Chino Valley Dolphins Swim Club for 5 years. Is a Senior at Claremont High School, Claremont, CA this year, 2016-17, and is swimming for the Wolf Pack Varsity. Her specialties are currently the 50 & 100 Free, and the 100 Fly, however has Jr. Olympic times in all four strokes. Spring 2013 ran track & field for the Claremont Cougars Club for the first time. She went to So.Cal Championships, ran 200m, 400m, 1600 relay, and high jump. She took 3rd overall in the high jump.

Has been told she could be a rower in college as well, by Wisconsin All American Rower and Swimmer Coach Ben Hobbins, now in Palm Desert, CA. Actively seeking this out as an option...

Katrina excels in math and science, and has an interest in the medical field. She was in CJSF and CSF the last 5 years, and was Top Female Athlete in Middle School, as well as Runner-up Overall Female Student.

Has never trained on regular weights- is waiting for college. Does pilates and other dry-land. Does not do nutrition. The college coach can train her however they deem.

Katrina was appointed TCC Swim Club Team Captain in August 2015. She was appointed Claremont High School Varsity Team Captain March 17, 2016. She was certified American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR 3-20-16 and is working as a lifeguard this summer at The Claremont Club. Attended the Notre Dame Swim Camp, July 10-14, 2016; received the "G-Award" from the UND coaches.

Personal note from Kat: I have been a swimming "purist" as far as my strength training. My goal is to get a coach who sees my ultimate potential, who will train me as I haven't been trained before. I want to compete in the NCAA Championship Finals and the Olympic Trials for 2020, and in the process help my team reach its goals as well!


Finally did the 2K erg in 7:24! Dropped 10 secs; 4-6-18.
Wattage test 9-13-18: 496. 2K ERG 7:20.5, 3-6-19.

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

I want a great education. Part of that education is competing with a team. I love to contribute in any way I can. Playing sports for my university will help me feel like I contribute, as well as be a greater part of the school and get to know other students who are like me. I have not even reached my athletic potential yet. I have a lot more to grow and give. I want to achieve that potential! I want to travel with my team and represent them across the US and even the World. I want the full college experience, and this is a big part of it. I don't want to have any regrets when I am older. I want to say, "I did that"!

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

As Team Captain for The Claremont Club, I recently organized visits for one of our senior swimmers who had brain surgery just before Christmas. We decorated her room at UCLA Medical Center with swim pictures, stuffed animals, and most of the senior swimmers visited her on a regular basis. As recently appointed (Mar. 2016) Claremont High School Team Captain, I have been assisting the coaches in a variety of ways, especially assisting in coaching varsity while one of our coaches is having a baby.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

I am waiting to lift weights and do a nutrition program until I go to college, so the college coach can train me however they know best. My body has been changing on a regular basis, at least until recently, and I didn't want to effect it in a negative way for the future, although it may make me faster and stronger for now. I just turned 17. A lot of my competitors do weights and Vitamin B shots and other things, and they are starting to beat me in the pool, but I am looking forward to the future when I should reach my peak in college, not in high school...I do dryland and pilates and run sometimes which helps. I stay away from alcohol and drugs and tobacco, and try to get good sleep. I don't party, and am doing my best in school and am a part of a number of clubs that do good for the environment and for others. Life isn't just all about me...

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

Katrina’s Volunteer Experience

  1. Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, CA Vacation Bible School Assistant Leader, 3-5 year olds June 2011 1 Week 4 hrs daily

  2. “Relay for Life” Volunteer for El Roble Intermediate School, Claremont, CA at Claremont HS 3 hrs. May 2012

  3. Guide Dogs for the Blind Assistant Puppy Raiser, 2 each, 2010 and 2011

  4. Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, CA Vacation Bible School Assistant Leader, 3-5 year olds June 2012 1 Week 4 hrs daily

  5. Junior Lifeguard at El Roble Intermediate School, Claremont, CA May- June , 2012

  6. El Roble Middle School BikeAthon to raise $$ for Foothill Family Shelter May 9-10, 2013- 474 laps/118 miles Ms. Magordy Riggs

  7. Freedom 5K Volunteer- Claremont Cross Country Team; July 3-4, 2013; $$ for cross country team/buses

  8. The Body Center Physical Therapy- Dr. Jeffrey Fairly- Claremont, CA June- August 2013
    -June 21 3 hrs
    -July 19 3 hrs

  9. August 16 3 hrs

  10. The Art of Giving The Claremont Club September 28, 2013 3 hrs. volunteer to set up
    to raise $$ for families in need.

  11. Again, The Art of Giving The Claremont Club to raise $$ for cancer patients; set up and lead synchronized swimming show to raise funds. June 28, 2014.

  12. February 14, 2015- 5 hours @ Claremont Dance Team's Annual Festival of Champions- volunteered with Diakoneo Club (Christian Club @CHS) working food booths and taking tickets at the entrance.

  13. February 21, 2015- 3 hours doing beach cleanup with Diakoneo Club (CHS) at Will Rogers' State Beach in Pacific Palisades with "Heal the Bay".

  14. 5/16/15- 3 hrs. Volunteered to work donation collection site for Goodwill at Claremont HS and collected 2 semi-trailors full of items.

  15. Spent an hour of delivering donated clothes to Seeo Charter School in Pomona for the Clothes for Hope Club at CHS under Ace Gonzalez 1-9-16

  16. K-9 Allicance Club CHS- 1/23/16- 2 hours assisting at Upland City Animal Shelter

  17. TCC food drive for cancer families- her assigned sub-team "Candy Kanes" won overall top collections

  18. Lifeguarding at The Claremont Club Summer 2016 - loves working with the kids and keeping them safe!

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Blog Posts

CHS Banquet May 2017
June 2, 2017
Received MVP for 2017; thank you coaches!
CIF Finals Div. 2
May 17, 2017
Swam in CIF Finals in Riverside last weekend. Swam the 50 free, 200 free relay, and alternate relay for 200 medley. Was a good end to a great swimming career of 12 years. Now on to rowing at UVA!!
Palomares League Prelims and Finals
May 8, 2017
Took 2nd overall in the 50 free (24.63) and 3rd in the 100 free, in prelims. Qualified for CIF next week. Rowed in Western Regionals Championships (5 states) this weekend 5-6-17 and took 4th in...
Husky Invitational - Chino Hills, CA 4-21 to 4-22-17
April 23, 2017
Took 2nd in the 50 free, 3rd in the 100 free, 1st in the 200 free relay (24.68) and 4th in the 400 free relay.
Husky Invitational - Chino Hills, CA 4-21 to 4-22-17
April 22, 2017
Prelims: Took 2nd in the 50 free (24.99) out of 120 varsity, 3rd in the 100 free (54.69) out of 110. Feel good like I did as a freshman! Finals tomorrow in both, as well as 200 free relay and 200...
Mt Sac Invitational 4-16-17 Finals
April 16, 2017
Swam in the Finals Top 10 today: 6th (24.78) in 50 free, 9th (54.47) in 100 free, 12th in 200 medley relay (1:53.97), and 9th in 200 free relay (1:42.32, 24.69 split). Successful last Mt Sac Invite...
Ayala HS Vs Claremont HS 4-12-17
April 15, 2017
Took second in the 200 med relay (CIF), second in the 200 free relay (CIF), second in the 50 free, and third in the 100 free
Mt Sac Invitational 4-15-17
April 15, 2017
Swam in prelims. Took 7th overall in the 50 free and 10th overall in the 100 free. Finals are tomorrow...
Swam in two dual meets the last two weeks. Won both.
April 2, 2017
Beat South Hills and Bonita HS in league meets. I won 4 1st places in both of the meets, including 2 relays, the 50 free twice, 100 fly, 200 free, and got CIF qualifiers in the 50 and relays. Still...
Palomares League meet vs South Hills HS
March 25, 2017
Swam against SHHS today. Won, I was able to take first in 50 free, 100 fly, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.
Committed today!!!
November 15, 2016
Today I committed to the University of Virginia Women's Rowing after my official visit this last weekend. It was a great experience, and the coaches and rowers are outstanding and friendly! Go...
November 4, 2016
Well, looks like I am going to row!! Who would've thought one year ago... I will finish my senior year swimming and do my best, and fit in rowing as I can. Then next year, I will ROW! Thank you to...
Rowing seems to be where the great colleges are, but still open to swim!
September 30, 2016
I currently have at least 5 major universities I am interested in, recruiting me for rowing. Although swimming has been my passion for almost 12 years, and many of you have approached me to swim, I...